Made in Clerkenwell

Winter Open Studios at Craft Central 2009

The ultimate shopping treat!
Avoid the high street crowds and meet over 70 designer makers –
gain an insight into working practices and be inspired by exceptional craft and design…

Dates: 26-29 Nov 2009
Special Launch Night on Thursday 26 Nov, 5-8pm
Late Night Shopping on Friday 27 Nov, 12noon – 8pm
Avoid the High Street crowds on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 Nov, 12noon – 6pm

Venue: Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS and 21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX
Admission: £2.50 per person, under 16’s free

Step out of the cold and unearth this oasis in the city – a hot bed of cutting edge craft and design. Visitors are thoroughly spoilt this Winter as Craft Central opens its doors with Made In Clerkenwell – a unique shopping event, offering an intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the studios and mingle with the community of renowned designers.

Avoid the nightmare before Christmas and take advantage of this magnificent opportunity to pick up distinctive pieces of jewellery, fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts, by over 70 designers at the forefront of their disciplines. ‘Made In Clerkenwell’ is brimming with talent, showcasing some of the best work around, so prepare to be tempted and to put an end to bad presents! Whether selecting a unique gift or browsing for personal pleasure, this exceptional shopping treat will be topped off by meeting the maker and discovering the studio in which they work their magic!

Further information on participating designer makers and high quality visuals are available from Craft Central: 020 7251 0276 or visit Craft Central


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.