London: a celebration
Excited by our home becoming a focus for the world, with the national events of coming year, we were inspired to launch a show that celebrates the British creativity so abundant in London. Intimate and central, the show will allow you to get personal with Britain’s greatest designers while overlooking the river Thames. You will have the opportunity to purchase the latest handmade designer crafts from both new and established artists ...and best of all, you can visit us for FREE!

Handmade in Britain is a UK based organisation aiming to promote young and upcoming designer-makers who produce their work in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. The organisation works to promote professional design excellence through productive partnerships between the designer and the public. Following critical and commercial acclaim, this year’s event once again is destined to set a very high standard for this year’s craft events.

Handmade in Britain has created a show where buyers and exhibitors alike are sure to be inspired by quality, originality and Eco conscious ethos behind the works for sale. Featuring around 40 designers from various disciplines such as textiles, glass, jewellery, metalwork, ceramics and sculpture, these objects are not mass-produced, but personally crafted by the designer him or herself. The products they create are a result of their inspirations, influences and experiences. Each piece is handmade and reflects the interplay between designer and material to create a unique product of the highest quality.

In these days of mass produced objects where people have become strangers to the process of making, it is comforting to know that there are still craftspeople working by hand and creating wonderful, unique products such as jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture and other crafts.

Images (clockwise from top left)Adam Aaronson, Penny Seume, Caroline Lukehurst, Joy Trpkovic, Anne Morgan, Norman Yap.

The show will run from Thurs – Sun 10-13th May 2012

Venue: gallery@oxo is situated within Oxo Tower Wharf on London's spectacular South Bank. Overlooking the tree lined Thames river walkway, the gallery is an open and airy space with entrances opening onto both the river and the courtyard. gallery@oxo is a stunning space for showcasing exhibitors, raising their profile, and enabling them to reach out to new audiences

Coin Street Community Builders cmyk.jpggallery@oxo is owned and managed by
Coin Street Community Builders.

Handmade in Britain Call for Entries

Handmade in Britain returns to their favourite venue for the 6th year ; Chelsea Old Town Hall. Celebrating the festive 2012, the show will start the Christmas season with designer makers from a range of disciplines showcasing their handcrafted products available to purchase or to commission.

Following from the huge success of the show in 2011 combined with the cancelation of Origin and moving the event closer to Christmas, Handmade in Britain have already be inundated with applications and are planning a bigger and better show than ever before.

The show runs from the 16-18th November 2012.

Want to take part? Download the application pack from our website and post it along to us with CD of images. Apply online coming soon.

Deadline for applicants 30th April 2012

Homes and Gardens Magazine

We are proud to be supported by Homes & Gardens magazine throughout 2012. Lookout for exclusive readers offers and show features .

Handmade in Britain Design Book

Handmade in Britain Design Book Premium Coffee Table Design Book featuring 90 contemporary designer-makers from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with illustrations of their work accompanied by a short story providing insight into how they work and what inspires them.