Makers of East London, Desso, May 2016
In May 2016, I was commissioned to curate a small exhibition and a programme of talks and workshops inspired by my recent book Makers of East London for Desso as part of their Clerkenwell Design Week activity. The exhibition featured products from the book and highlighted the craft movement in the capital. Workshops from Kyla McCallum and Daniel Heath enabled visitors to get involved in paper folding and screen-printing and a panel event with Novocastrian's Richy Almond, Hampson Woods' Jonty Hampston and The New Craftsmen's Natalie Melton explored the quest for identity through craft and the handmade. Finally, I commissioned Kyla McCallum to create a stunning window installation for the Desso showroom, bringing to life the art of pleating.