Making it in London – Craft at risk, Cockpit Arts, May 2019

All photography by David Mirzoeff / Cockpit Arts

All photography by David Mirzoeff / Cockpit Arts

In May 2019, Katie Treggiden was invited to host the opening event of London Craft Week, a panel event for Cockpit Arts entitled Craft at risk: Making it in London and held in the iconic Leatherseller’s Hall. 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. An interview with each of the panelists before the event ensured the conversation ran smoothly and unearthed new insights from the perspective of both makers and those trying to support them. The event sold out and live-streamed via Facebook to enable those outside London to take part.