London: A Celebration
The contemporary craft and design fair; celebrating London through design

gallery@oxo, Southbank
May 10 -13, 11am - 6pm
Open Daily, Admission Free

With London being voted the number one city to visit, beating New York and Rome for the first time in a long time we are keen to celebrate too. 

Handmade in Britain is pleased to present a unique selling exhibition showcasing some of the best British designer-makers, each celebrating London in their own unique way.

On the tree lined Riverside walkway, gallery@oxo is an open and airy space with entrances overlooking both the river and the courtyard. 
The show celebrates the British creativity so abundant in London. Each designer will commemorate the capital city inspired by its heritage, diversity, colour and creativity through a range of disciplines such as ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles and many more.

You will have the opportunity to purchase and commission pieces made specifically to celebrate London in 2012 by both up & coming and established artists of Britain. The show will allow you to meet with the designers whilst supporting the skill and craftsmanship of Britain.

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

On the tree lined Riverside walkway, gallery@oxo is an open and airy space with entrances overlooking both the river and the courtyard. South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, following the Thames from Lambeth to Blackfriars bridges. Located opposite the Houses of Parliament and within walking distance of Covent Garden, it's the perfect destination for a relaxing stroll and to stumble across something new.
gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH

The Theme:

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 some of Britain’s many talented 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 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.

Getting here:

Transport links:
By Tube: Embankment, Southwark, Waterloo, Blackfriars
By Bus: 1,4,26,59,68,76,168,171,172,176,188, 243, 341, 501, 521, X68 to Waterloo Bridge
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
381 to Stamford Street
RV1 along the riverside
By Train: Blackfriars, Charing Cross, Waterloo or Waterloo East
By Car: Car parks at Doon Street and Cornwall Road

London: A Celebration will be at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank SE1 9PH from 10-13 May, 11am - 6pm Admission Free - Open Daily.

Follow us @handmadebritain #londonacelebration for updates and live tweets from the show