Talented London craftsmen demonstrated their products and skills at London Craft Week held for the fourth time traditionally in the first half of May.
For five days, visitors had an opportunity to visit studios of artists, designers and craftsmen, watch their creative process. They got acquainted with representatives of famous design studios, art galleries, restaurants and luxury brands at workshops. Over two hundred events for a wide range of disciplines were held where skills and technology involved in the modern production were demonstrated.
Organizers called the workshop in Victoria and Albert Museum for ceramics processing inspired by Bernard Palissy, the celebration in honour of the iconic footwear collection by Vivienne Westwood and the workshop in printing in the gallery of William Morris the main events of this festival.
Here are some glimpses of the Week.
John Smedley knitwear has an over 230-year's history:
Miniature ceramic vases:
Handmade leather bags, shoes and accessories:
The oldest company in the world producing rum was among the participants:
A collection of modern accessories for travelling by Jimmy Beaumont was exhibited together with old samples from the archive:
The world's oldest store selling candles invited guests:
Embroidery on fabric:
Hats by top milliners of the United Kingdom:
Handmade board games:
Painting based on an ancient Japanese technique:
Danish design came to taste a Welsh creative group:
Carpet making and weaving: