Explore, learn, connect and discuss at this year’s Just Got Made Weekender which is celebrating the UK’s Maker Revolution. This two day show includes exciting craftspeople, micro-manufacturers and material specialists from around Britain, who will be showing off their skills, giving insight into their chosen professions and selling unique and original work. From heritage leatherworking to digital fabric printing, jewellery design to letterpress printing, the Weekender is a chance to meet like-minded maker enthusiasts and explore areas of contemporary making you may not have encountered before.
Join the fun and creative drop-in workshops, exciting demonstrations, insightful talks and delicious refreshments.
Professional makers can benefit from tips and Q&As in free business advice sessions, taught by experts including The Design Trust, The Crafty Fox Market and the Crafts Council Talent Development Programme. There will be an informal networking breakfast on Sunday, which is a great way to meet new production partners and collaborators.
Where: Somerset House
When: 11am – 5pm, 27 and 28 February 2016
Cost: £5 day ticket, £7.50 both days.
Exhibitors confirmed so far:
Sugru / I Make Knots / East London Printmakers / K&K Quilting Machines / Bespoke Laser / Pinegrove Leather / Printall Studios / Print Me Pretty / London Sculpture Workshop / London Workshop Network / Inky and the Beast / Jacqueline Colley / Muva Design / Penelope Cream / Lara Gorlach
Free Advice Sessions:
Grow your Design Business in 2016 – Crafts Council Development Team
How to Sell at Craft Markets – Sinead Koehler, Founder Crafty Fox Markets
Funding, Grants and Cash for Makers! – Jo Bradshaw, Advisor
Manufacturing as a Creative Person – Helen Kemp, Founder Just Got Made
Topic to be confirmed – Patricia Acker, The Design Trust
Pitch to the Press – expert tbc
Panel Discussion: Who are our Artisans Now? Saturday 27th February, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Saturday Private View and Industry Party, Saturday 27th February, 7pm – 10pm
Makers Networking Breakfast with Design Nation, Sunday 28th February, 9.30 – 11am