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Making It In London – Craft at risk (Cockpit Arts)

Katie Treggiden was invited to host the opening event of London Craft Week 2019, a panel event for Cockpit Arts entitled Craft at risk: Making it in London and held in the iconic Leatherseller’s Hall.

 London Craft Week. Leathersellers' Hall. Wednesday May 08, 2019. ©David Mirzoeff 2019

Katie was joined by CEO of Cockpit Arts, Annie Warburton; weaver Majeda Clarke; ceramicist David Marques; and Culture at Risk Officer for the London Mayor, Ed Bayes to discuss the challenges and rewards of making it as a craftsperson in the UK’s capital.

 London Craft Week. Leathersellers' Hall. Wednesday May 08, 2019. ©David Mirzoeff 2019

An interview with each of the panellists before the event ensured the conversation ran smoothly and unearthed new insights from the perspective of both makers and those trying to support them.

 London Craft Week. Leathersellers' Hall. Wednesday May 08, 2019. ©David Mirzoeff 2019

The event sold out and live-streamed via Facebook to enable those outside London to take part.

 London Craft Week. Leathersellers' Hall. Wednesday May 08, 2019. ©David Mirzoeff 2019

All photography by David Mirzoeff / Cockpit Arts