Cockpit is home to some of the most exciting makers in the world. Spanning every kind of craft, the Cockpit makers are united by their extraordinary skill and imagination. See links below for a full list of exhibitors:
With free entry, Cockpit Summer Festival and Open Studios is a chance to experience craft, meet with makers in their studios and buy their products direct – and enjoy a great day out.
Go behind the scenes and into the workshops of leading makers and discover the secrets behind extraordinary work. Be the first in line for new products and one-off pieces and buy direct from makers in their studios where original pieces are created. From homewares, gifts and textiles, to jewellery, fashion and accessories, there is so much to discover at Cockpit at a price point to suit all budgets.
Experience the joy of making, with workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses and free family workshops over the two weekends. Bring your future makers along and make a day of it. Plus more Summer Festival fun, music, good food and fine company.
Don’t miss out on the third and final chance to acquire a mystery postcard-sized artwork in the popular, sell-out Secret Postcard Sale. Over 100 original artworks with a Summer Festival theme, handmade by Cockpit makers in ceramics, textiles, leather, glass or print.
Visitors’ dogs with well-behaved owners are welcome to attend, some studios may not allow dogs and this will be clearly displayed at the entrance to the studio.
If you do feel well or have tested positive for COVID, please follow the Government and NHS guidelines and isolate at home and do not attend the event. We encourage mask wearing if this makes you feel comfortable and will have hand sanitiser available at key points.