Now in its fourth year, the Heal’s Modern Craft Market is back and this time round we’re focusing on the city where it all began. Running from the 10th April to 7th May, at our Tottenham Court Road store, Made in London will champion the very best in the capital’s new and emerging design talent by focusing on the small-scale designers and makers who live and work in the great metropolis.
London is an extraordinary creative and cultural hub that is very dear to our hearts having been place where Heal’s first store was opened all the way back in 1810. This unique season of events will provide a platform for new designers plus a showcase for the exceptional products that are not just being designed in the capital but are made there too. The exhibitor list reflects the proud diversity of the city with everything from ceramics, gin-making, weaving, glassblowing, textiles to artisan soaps all in the mix. Like all Heal’s events, we want you to get involved and will have a number of the designers and makers in store to provide live demonstrations, hands-on workshops and discuss the skills that go into the pieces on display.
Of course, no season at Heal’s is complete without a party, which is why we’re holding a special event that is free to all on Thursday 20th April 6-9pm. Join us at our Tottenham Court Road store to celebrate the launch of Made in London and enjoy London Gin & Tonics from Sipsmith, cider from Urban Orchard by Hawkes, beer from Redchurch Brewery and pies from Square Pie in Old Spitalfields Market.
On there night there will also be a host of workshops for you to try your hand at including: 19th Century loom weaving with London Cloth Company; Soap cutting workshops with Soapsmith; Pottery painting with Amanda Sue-Rope; Chair caning with Rachael South; Furniture upholstery from Shoreditch Design Rooms; Surfboard shaping with Nof surfboards and Blackhorse Workshop; and Meet the Maker session with London Terrariums, Michael Ruh, Goldfinger Factory, Caitlin Hinshelwood and Jode Pankhurst.
Who’s who at Made in London
Blackhorse Workshops, E17
This collaborative group of talented designers will be showing a range of pieces, including oak furniture, handcrafted toys and musical instruments, as well as showing visitors how to make, recycle or upcycle items to create something wonderful.
Caitlin Hinshelwood, SE16
Caitlin will be showing how, by using traditional techniques and methods and taking her inspiration from the natural world and folk traditions, she creates stunning and unique cushions and scarves.
Ceramics in the City, E8, E2, SE15
Jode Pankhurst, Amanda-Sue Rope, Sara Jeffries and Milo Made Ceramics will be on hand to show visitors the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into creating their beautiful and unusual pieces.
Goldfinger Factory, W10
Members of the team will be demonstrating their unique approach to design and craft and showing off their skills in bespoke furniture, interiors and jewellery.
London Cloth Company
London Cloth Company, E5
If you’ve always wondered how beautiful woven cloth is created, you’ll get the answers from the London Cloth Company. The first micro-mill to open in London, they will demonstrate the process on a restored shuttle loom from the 1800s.
London Terrariums, SE15
Learn all about botanicals and how to garden under glass by attending one of London Terrariums much-loved workshops.
Michael Ruh, SE27
Glass-blowing is extraordinary to watch and Michael Ruh is a master of the art. Meet Michael and learn how he creates his stunning hand-crafted pieces.
Rachael South, E8 Talented furniture restorer and maker Rachael will be demonstrating her caning and weaving skills, many of which were picked up working with craftspeople in India, Central America and Europe.
Shoreditch Design Rooms
Shoreditch Design Rooms, E2
The talented people behind Shoreditch Design Rooms will be showcasing their eye-catching furniture and hosting a series of upholstery demonstrations. There will also be a series of workshops where you will be able to learn upholstery techniques from the makers themselves.
Sipsmith Gin, W4
Shopping can be thirsty work, which is why Sipsmith Gin will be on hand serving up their delicious London Dry Gin.
Meet the producers of these delicious artisan soaps and lotions, which nourish the skin and rouse the senses.
Discover the full programme of demonstrations, workshops and talks by visiting our Events page.