Pick up north London design and craft at Marylebone’s Made London

'Flatfish' oval dish by Sophie MacCarthy

'Flatfish' oval dish by Sophie MacCarthy - Credit: Archant

Camden craft and design event Made London presents an excellent opportunity to pick up hand made items which will add a personal touch to your home.

Made London flyer

Made London flyer - Credit: Archant

Held this weekend at One Marylebone, a Sir John Soane church near Regent’s Park, the fair plays host to several north London-based makers showcasing wares from ceramics and glassware to textiles.

Local names to look out for include Sophie MacCarthy, a ceramicist who produces colourful slip-painted earthenware in her Stoke Newington studio.

'Watery Flow' earthenware ceramic plate by Sophie MacCarthy

'Watery Flow' earthenware ceramic plate by Sophie MacCarthy - Credit: Archant

“My work is domestic, functional and all usable but highly decorative so it’s a bit special. It’s not entirely utilitarian,” she says.

Fellow ceramicist, Crouch End-based Kerry Hastings creates hand built or thrown pieces, which combine traditional techniques with contemporary colour combinations.

Lustred bowls by Kerry Hastings

Lustred bowls by Kerry Hastings - Credit: Archant

Her lustred bowls are particularly appealing and use 24 carat gold and platinum lustre alongside matt pigments on the exterior of the pieces.

Like Hastings, Annette Bugansky has a studio at Cockpit Arts in Holborn where she works on her hybrid textile-ceramic pieces.

Porcelain Tower Vase by Annette Bugansky

Porcelain Tower Vase by Annette Bugansky - Credit: Archant

“I hand knit all the textures, then add the little knitted clothes to plaster shapes,” she says. “I then make a plaster mould of these then slip cast the porcelain inside this. It’s the only way of getting the knitting itself in a positive image.”

Hackney lighting and glassware makers Vezzini & Chen will be launching a new range of ceramic and glass candle holders at the fair.

Vezzini & Chen lampshade

Vezzini & Chen lampshade - Credit: Archant

Their handmade products are “inspired by the structure and geometry of natural forms” and are made with fine bone china and glass, which gives a textured diffused light.


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