Greenwich Peninsula is celebrating the Christmas season with its first Maker’s Market. NOW Gallery, the Crafts Council and Woolwich’s Second Floor Studios & Arts present a selection of curated makers and crafts people who will be exhibiting ceramics, jewellery and leather goods for a perfect Christmas present buying experience. Craft London will be taking orders for Christmas hampers containing your bespoke choice of produce from some of their outstanding local suppliers, creating truly unique gifts for food-lovers unavailable anywhere else. Don’t forget mulled wine, mince pies and other seasonal delicacies. With jazz by Harry Christelis, an opportunity to visit Alex Chinneck’s A bullet from a shooting star and see his NOW Gallery work Straight jacket star jumps and time for children’s activities – there is something for everyone.
11th – 13th Dec
Friday: 4 – 8pm
Saturday: 12 – 5pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Anthony Todd and his team at Sam Brown Leather make beautifully crafted handmade leather accessories.
His studio uses the very best materials from domestic UK sources. Everything you see will be hand cut and stitched with Londonderry Irish Linen thread. The leathers come from Irish herds and have been vegetable drum dyed by one of the last tanneries here in the UK that have been at their trade since the 1800’s. Buckles are cast the old fashioned way- Sand Casting in a foundry using solid copper, pewter and brass. Anthony’s is based at Second Floor Studios and Arts in Woolwich.
Luba Beeks Halmo
Hand painted silk scarves
Beeks Bespoke specializes in the art of corsetry, costume and unique bridal wear. Each piece is especially designed and lovingly sculpted to absolute perfection and a superb fit. Hand painted silks, screen printing and elaborate embellishment such as couture lace, beading or embroidery adds an extra dimension to all garments creating completely unique pieces. All to be treasured and not only to be worn but also to be admired on display. Luba is based at Second Floor Studios and Arts in Woolwich.
Ugandan-Irish born Naki Kaddu’s jewellery label Nakibirango – London was launched in summer 2015. Kaddu graduated in 2012 from UAL and Holts Academy in Silversmithing and Jewellery Manufacturing. Naki’s designs are inspired by her mixed heritage and her families work in architecture, sculpture and photography. She loves to tap into and explore in Eastern cultures, Greek Mythology, Byzantine Empires and anything exotic or symbolic as sources of inspiration. The subtlety of the Greeks yet intricate detail and use of semi-precious stones in their designs to the vibrant contrasts and opulence of traditional jewellery in Africa and Asia.
Handmade wooden furniture
Liam Treanor specialises in ‘intelligently designed products for the home and workplace’.
All products are made in the UK, either in our workshops or by some of Britain’s finest furniture makers, using only high grade sustainably sourced FSC certified timber. His beautiful hand-crafted furniture has won ‘best furniture design’ at the Elle Deco Design Awards. Liam will be talking about the inspiration and process behind his work at the market. Timings to be announced shortly.
Black Cab Coffee Co
Baristas, Black Cab Coffee Co will be keeping us warm with coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cocktails served from an Iconic London Taxi. We can’t wait to try their special Expresso Martinis.
Craft London, Stevie Parle’s critically acclaimed restaurant on Greenwich Peninsula, will this year be taking orders for Christmas hampers. The bespoke hampers, starting from £20, will offer buyers the opportunity to create collections of produce ordered from Craft London’s outstanding local suppliers, including Gosnells Mead, Wiston sparkling wine, and Neal’s Yard cheeses. The hampers will create gifts for food-lovers unavailable anywhere else and will be available to order online, from Craft London, and from Craft London’s stall at Makers’ Market.
Live jazz, with impresario Harry Christelis each day of the first Christmas Makers Market.
Friday 11 Dec 6pm – 8pm
WAAJU, world jazz ensemble with a West African influence.
Saturday 12 Dec 3pm – 5pm
Harry Christelis Jazz Quartet, a new and exciting quartet with original compositions with links to rock, blues and groove.
Sunday 13 Dec 3pm – 5pm
Joseph Costi Trio, inspired by jazz greats Monk, Frank Hersch and Chris Cheek.
Saturday 12 Dec 2pm
Beatrice Newman from Korlekie – A lace making demonstration
Sunday 12 Dec 2pm
Liam Treanor, award winning furniture designer – Q&A
Sunday 13 Dec 3pm
Anthony Todd from Sam Brown Leather – Leather work demonstration
Floral arrangement demonstration at the English Flower House’s stall 11th to 13th.
David Fry Ceramics
Edy and Bridge
Vintage and Floral Ltd
Sophie Bruen Ceramics
Naki Kaddu & Emmanuelle Camus
Le Château des Gâteaux
Sam Brown Leather
20:40 Thames Barrier Print Studio
Whatever Bags (sat only)/ SoulVisionary Jewels (Fri/Sun)
Sue Collard Design
English Flower House
Art & Motty
Wheely Good coffee co
The Black Cab Coffee Co
Chop & Chip co.
Nha Trang Kitchen
Dum Dum Donutterie