Tate Modern Festival

Makers' Open Studio Weekend

Hands weaving fibre using a loom

Take part in live demonstrations, masterclasses, short talks, and browse the stalls of London-based makers

The open weekend is produced by Tate's retail and community teams, showcasing an edit of craft-based products by London's emerging talent. Featured crafts include handmade ceramics, textiles, jewellery, bags and contemporary home accessories.

The programme is free and booking is not required.

Saturday 30 November

11.00–16.00, Maker Stalls

  • Marmor Paperie
  • Eunmi Kim
  • Moe Asari
  • Peter & Fiona Moffat Pauli
  • Salt Studios
  • Batch.works
  • The Super Sparrow
  • Archipelago Textiles

11.00-16.00, Live Demonstrations

  • Ceramic bauble marbling with Marmor Paperie
  • Pottery-making with Eunmi Kim
  • Crafting a clay jug with Moe Asari
  • Weaving with Peter & Fiona Moffat Pauli
  • Marbling jesmonite with Salt Studios
  • 3D printing with Batch.works

13.00-13.30, Talk: Making it in London

Annie Warburton, Chief Executive, Cockpit Arts

Behind the scenes at Cockpit Arts. Hear the story of London’s leading studios for designers and makers and how craft became cool.

14.30-15.00, Talk: Insights from the makers

Lilly Mandarano & Doreen Gittens

Hear from two makers about their work and practice.

Sunday 1 December

11.00-16.00, Maker Stalls

  • Graen Studios
  • Dust London
  • Georgia Bosson
  • Saher Oliver Samman
  • Daniela Rubino
  • AR Ceramics
  • Sotis Studio Ceramics
  • Archipelago Textiles

11.00-16.00, Live Demonstrations

  • Weaving with Archipelago Textiles
  • Ceramics with AR Ceramics
  • Jesmonite casting with Daniela Rubino
  • Pottery-making with Sotis Studio Ceramics
  • Leather crafting with Saher Oliver Samman

11.30-12.00, Talk: The Power of Craft

Nicky Dewar, Learning & Skills Director, Crafts Council

Nicky Dewar highlights the power of craft and its influence on the UK's economy and diverse communities - the driving force behind the Crafts Councils work to champion learning, participation, talent development, innovation and research.

13.00-13.30, Talk: Insights from the makers

Graen Studios & Dust London

Hear from makers about their work and practice.

14.30-15.00, Masterclass: Studio demonstration with Georgia Bosson

Discover the process behind the product with designer Georgia Bosson when she transports her studio to The Tate Modern. This masterclass will guide you through her design process from initial ideas, through to sampling and finally creating a screen-printed product.

Tate Modern

McAulay Studio, Clore Hub

London SE1 9TG
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30 November 2019 at 11.00–16.00

1 December 2019 at 11.00–16.00