Cockpit Arts is open over two weekends for a midsummer celebration; visit for a glimpse behind the studio doors and a chance to buy direct from London’s best independent makers, alongside demonstrations, workshops and a secret postcard sale.

Meet over 140 different craftspeople during the two weekend openings at Cockpit Arts’ studios; located in Holborn, at the heart of Bloomsbury and in the creative South East London neighbourhood of Deptford.

Open Studios is the only time Cockpit Arts is open to the public, making this an exclusive opportunity to see inside the buildings as well as meet and buy direct from some of the best makers in London - emerging and established.

Throughout both weekends there will be demonstrations, talks and taster workshops. See for details.

Cockpit Arts welcomes new makers throughout the year, and this time includes contemporary jeweller Catherine Mannheim (Holborn), basketweaver Alison Dickens (Depftford), ceramicist Simon Kidd (Deptford) and japanning artist Tuesday Riddell (Holborn).

Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary craft. An award-winning social enterprise, Cockpit is home to 150 businesses based at its Holborn and Deptford sites. Cockpit offer dedicated studio space and expert business support to enable talented makers to start and grow successful practices. Since opening in 1986, Cockpit has supported thousands of makers, from fine jewellers to glass artists, ceramicists to contemporary weavers, to achieve national and international success.

HOLBORN · 14 – 16 June
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
Opening times: Fri 2pm – 8pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun, 12pm – 5pm

DEPTFORD · 21 – 23 June
18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ
Deptford Bridge Deptford
Opening times: Fri 2pm – 8pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun, 12pm – 5pm

FREE ENTRY Donations Welcome