Cockpit Arts Summer Festival 2021

Cockpit Arts Summer Festival is back after an 18 month break. The Summer Festival will run over two weekends this June and July, and will bring together over 150 makers across 21 disciplines including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, fine jewellery, homewares, fashion, accessories and so much more.

The diverse festival programme will run both in person and online, and boasts maker’s workshops, talks, studio tours and an online shop. Here is a link to a brilliant preview video, which will give you a flavour of what to expect at the festival.

Spotlight makers include: Maltese ceramic artist Nico Conti who creates 3D printed ceramics; Amber Khokhar, the first person commissioned to design a modern carpet for Buckingham Palace; Castro Smith, jeweller and engraver who has made commissions for Anya Taylor-Joy, Daniel Day Lewis and Elton John; knife maker Holly Loftus; designer Martina Spetlova, known for her hand-woven leather; Tamara Gomez, who is currently a participant on BBC 2’s All That Glitters; and Malaika Carr, a jewellery designer and architect, who fuses her skills to create geometric wearable pieces inspired by cityscapes. Tamara Gomez is also set to present an online talk, which can be booked via


Cockpit Arts is London’s leading centre for contemporary craft. Established in 1986, they are the UK’s largest, most diverse cluster of makers and the country’s only craft business incubator, recognised on the NatWest SE100 index of top-performing social enterprises.