In case anyone might find this useful for Xmas gift inspiration:
"Step out of the cold and discover a hot bed of cutting edge craft and design. Visitors are thoroughly spoilt as Craft Central opens the doors to its two beautiful Victorian buildings – an intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the workshops of our renowned design community. Whether you’ve got an hour to pop in or a whole day to mooch, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over the 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event (join us for a drink!) and Friday’s late night shopping.
"Avoid the nightmare before Christmas and pick up jewellery, fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts, by 100+ exceptional UK designers. Prepare to be tempted... whether selecting a unique gift or browsing for personal pleasure, this unique shopping treat will be topped off by meeting the maker and discovering the studio in which they work their magic. Wow your friends by commissioning your own piece or discover a bespoke design service.
"Further information and high quality visuals are available from Craft Central: 020 7251 0276
"Made in Clerkenwell has a minimal admission fee. The admission fee supports Craft Central’s charitable aims and includes entrance to both its buildings."
And go looking young since:
"Admission: £2.50 per person, under 16’s free"
Venues: CRAFT CENTRAL HAS TWO GREAT BUILDINGS, 33-35 St John’s Square London EC1M 4DS and 21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX
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