South East Makers Club presents a series of events running through Deptford, Brockley, New Cross, Nunhead and Peckham on 23rd-24th September.

With a series of workshops, talks, exhibitions, installations, screenings, a maker’s market and even a designer pub quiz, visitors are invited to discover an array of local creative talents, designers and craftspeople.






Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, SE15 3SN

12PM – 8PM, Saturday & Sunday, Free

Water is the most abundant material on the planet, found everywhere from our seas to our cells. Almost nothing, neither products nor people, could be made without it. At the Copeland Gallery, a group of 13 designers come together for a one-of-a-kind exhibition devoted to the creative and technological exploration of water. Initially conceived by London-based designers Unit Lab, Dean Brown and Kirsi Enkovaara, Water gives its exhibitors an open opportunity to interpret and respond to the theme however their interests direct them.


2 Lovely Gays x Custhom

The NINES, Unit 9A Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN

11AM – 10PM, Saturday & Sunday, Free

The NINES is taken over by the legendary interior designers 2 Lovely Gays and research-based design practice, Custhom who launch their latest collaboration: Forest Hill, a collection of hand printed wallpapers, linens and velvets. The designs were inspired by classic floral patterns, re-imagining for contemporary interiors and architectural spaces.


Designers Pub Quiz

The NINES, Unit 9A Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN

7pm – 9pm, Sunday, £1 entry

Do you consider yourself a design aficionado? Do you know your Bauhaus from your De Stijl? ...Or maybe you just want to see out the London Design Festival 2017 with a light-hearted bang? Join local quizmaster, Tom O’Dell for a pub quiz with a difference. The questions have been created by a series of industry leaders and will probably involve plasticine and pipe cleaners. Booking necessary.

Book your place here


SE Maker's Market

Market Peckham, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

11am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, Free

Buy original work by some of the best creative talents the South East has to offer at the second SEMC Makers' Market, including contemporary ceramics, jewellery, textiles, art and fashion from Conpot, Fran Regan, Fronte, Agatha A., Sarah Colson, Tim Walker, Laura Nelson, Heros of Switzerland, Chloe Regan, Rain Hotton, Katrina Russell-Adams, Elina Constantino and Lisa Vaughan Thomas, Caro Gates, Naomi Purkiss, Boom Blooms, Moko Sellars and more.




Meander: a solo show by Superfolk

Simple Shape Studio, Ashby Mews (behind 106 Manor Ave), SE4 1TE

10am – 6pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Free

Simple Shape proudly presents ‘Meander’, an exhibition of work by the superb design team, Superfolk, who have designed a series of objects inspired by meandering rivers. The exhibition includes a range of candle holders in both polished brass and oiled black steel, printed textile patterns on natural cotton fabrics and heavy duck canvas tote bags. Superfolk will also give live making demos each day in the Simple Shape Studio, including hand-dipped beeswax candles and ink brush drawings on washi paper.


The Art House Object Talks

Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD

Talks at 2pm & 3pm, Saturday & Sunday, Free, booking required

Wallpaper* Online Design Editor, Sujata Burman, joins South-East based designers and makers Leah Jensen,Giles Miller, Eleanor Lakelin (pictured) and Mark Tallowin, to discuss their work and processes through objects. From completed pieces to works in progress, each object will be the starting point for the makers to discuss their motivations, the issues they face and future plans.

All four events can be booked via Eventbrite.


A Dog Like Sparky Open Studio

1 Ashmead Road, SE8 4DY

10.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday only, Free

Using traditional fabrics and working in partnership with makers, Lisa Bennett creates distinctive, handmade work aprons for artists/makers and artisan businesses. Aprons, historically humble garments, embody the makers work ethic and mindset – bespoke aprons have become an essential part of 21st century artisan business and branding. During the open studio day, watch the design and making process in practice, have a go at designing your own work apron and view the full range of ‘Aprons for Makers’.





124 Evelina Road, SE15 3HL

10am – 6pm Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday, Free

Material’s new Nunhead Space, showcases a selection of work by South East London artists, designers and makers including lifestyle brand Conpot, textile design studio Kangan Arora, ceramicist Ella Hookway, and print artist Luke Merryweather. All items in the exhibition are available to buy.





Minijohn Terrarium Workshop

106A New Cross Road, SE14 5BA

Shop open Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm. Workshops on Sunday only at 2pm – 3pm, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, 5pm – 6pm, £15, booking essential

Come along to London Terrariums' new shop and studio space and join one of three drop in sessions to create your own terrarium to take away. We will explain how these self sustaining ecosystems work and how they survive so well on their own. There will be a selection of terrarium plants and mosses to choose from to help make your own miniature garden to take away. Quote the South East Makers Club for 15% off items in the shop across the weekend.

Book your workshop place via Billetto below:

2pm – 3pm

3:30pm – 4:30pm

5pm – 6pm



Made In London film screening and Q&A

The Curzon Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way,     SE14 6NW

1pm – 2pm, Saturday only, Tickets £4 bookable through the Curzon website

The Curzon Cinema Goldsmiths in New Cross, shows the Made In London short film series by filmmaker William Scothern. The series explores the work and processes of seven London based makers including: sign painter Archie Proudfoot (pictured); weaver Rachel Scott; cordwainer Allan Baudoin; caner Rachael South and wallpaper designer Daniel Heath. The screening marks the premiere of a short film on South East based ceramic artist, Chris Keenan and textile designer and weaver, Catarina Riccabona. The screening is followed by a talk with Scothern and a selection of the featured makers.




Sebastian Cox

Carriage Ramp, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX 

10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, Free

Sebastian Cox presents new pieces from Bayleaf, his signature collection of furniture made using British wood as part of South East Makers Club in Deptford during the London Design Festival 2017. Working with a varied palette of exceptional British hardwoods, Sebastian Cox captures an ancient design sentiment with Bayleaf. The growing collection features a glass-fronted armoire, dining table, upholstered daybed, tambour topped dressing table and now bedside tables, a desk and a coffee table.


IYA Studio

Carriage Ramp, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX

10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday, Free

To celebrate their recent move to Deptford design studio IYA have invited friends of the studio to create a graphic based art print taking inspiration from the hidden characters and glyphs that are neatly tucked away into a font specimen sheet or a tool bar. 
Each art work will be printed at A2 by IYA and two copies will be made. One for the designers to keep and one will be sold with proceeds going to benefit local charity Midi Music Company.


Original Only: an exhibition curated by IYA & Brad Yendle

Carriage Ramp, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX

10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, Free

In this combined exhibition IYA Studio and CharlieFourLegs bring together two unique and contrasting mid-century collections; Colonials will be sharing space with 1950’s Eames originals. London-based Brad Yendle of Charliefourlegs will showcase a selection of 100% original side chair and armchair fibreglass designs by Charles and Ray Eames from the 1950s and beyond. All the seating will be available for purchase. Joining the chairs will be IYA’s collection of Colonial figures. These are carved statues heralding from Africa and in particular the Ivory Coast popular in the 1950's towards the end of colonial rule.


Makers House

Carriage Ramp, Deptford Market Yard, London SE8 4BX

10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, entry and demonstrations free, workshops will carry a charge

Makers House is a collaborative exhibition showcasing a curated collection of talented designers from South East London including:  a textile and product designer Georgia Bosson (pictured); Ceramic designer maker Melisa Dora; Wood crafter Sophie Sellu of Grain & Knot; bookbinder, paper artist and photographer Freya Scott of Paper Wilds; and artist Claire Baily of Ornamental Grace. The exhibition comprises of a series of room sets featuring work from each of the designers involved. All of the work can be purchased and interaction with the sets is encouraged. There will also be displays and demonstrations showcasing the processes behind each of the makers, enabling an exclusive insight into the development of their products.

Demonstrations with the following makers can booked here: Georgia Bosson, Paper Wilds, Grain & Knot



Win & Ruby Presents Itchy Kisses

Arch 1, 4 Market Yard, Deptford, SE8 4BX

10am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday, designers present from 4pm

Win & Ruby showcase the work of two ceramicists. Austin Danson of KissKiss Design (pictured) presents his clay mushrooms and matcha tea bowls while Stephanie Lawrence (AKA Itchy Hands) will show a collection of her beautifully crafted unique pieces. They will be in house to share with you their journey as a maker and how they go from concept to finished piece in Win & Ruby's intimate grade II listed arch.


Aldworth James & Bond - Day of Making

Aldworth James & Bond workshops, Unit 305, 34-37 Parkside Business Estate, Rolt Street, SE8 5JB

11am – 4pm, Saturday only, Free to attend but booking required

Want to create your own piece of furniture? Join Aldworth James & Bond’s workshop in Deptford for a special day of making. Their dedicated team of makers and technicians will get you started by CNC routing the timber pieces, and then over to you to assemble and finish your very own stool / side table to take home. This workshop is open to carpentry newbies, passionate homeware lovers or those who fancy a fun day of making. There are a limited number of spaces available so make sure you don’t miss out and book your free place now. 

Book via Eventbrite here


Show & Tell at Festa sul Prato

Festa sul Prato, Folkestone Gardens, 222 Trundleys Road, SE8 5JE

4pm – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, Free

Nestled in Folkestone Gardens and surrounded by workshops and studios, restaurant Festa sul Prato will be hosting a ‘Show & Tell’ session to showcase the variety of design talent and knowledge of the designers and craftspeople in their immediate area. Each designer will give a 10 minute presentation on their work and answer questions. A1 presentations boards created by each designer will be displayed after the talks.