Philippa Hobson has been London Craft Week’s programme director for three years now. She has seen the festival  grow from 70 events in 2015 to over 230 events this year. We asked Philippa to recommend a list of things to do during London Craft Week, below are her suggestions.

3rd of May, 18:30-20:15: How to commission a dress. Alice Archer at Mark’s Restaurant.
Join fashion designer Alice Archer, who is known for the use of digital embroidery in her collections, at the Mayfair private members’ club, Mark’s Club.

4th of May, 15:30- 16:30: Gilding at Ochre

Writer and author Helen Chislett joins Joanna Bibby, co-founder of lighting and furniture studio Ochre, and master gilder Katherine Knight in a conversation exploring the art of gesso, bole and gold leaf.

4th of May, 19:00: Nordic Ceramic Dinner at Aquavit with Flow Gallery. 

Aquavit, the new Scandinavian restaurant and London sibling to the two Michelin-starred restaurant in New York, hosts a special dinner curated by Flow Gallery. Nordic ceramicists Maria Kristofersson, Anna Kantanen and Lars Soendergaard will discuss their work over dinner and have produced new limited edition tableware for the event.

5th of May, 15:00-16:00: British Museum, Korean Ceramics 

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the British Museum. Curator, Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, selects a group of Korean ceramics to introduce and handle in the Asia Study Room.

5th of May, 17:30-19:00: Making & Designing Lee Broom and Rosa Bertoli. 

Rosa Bertoli, Design Editor of Wallpaper* magazine chairs a debate on the importance of making in the design process, with award-winning furniture and lighting designer Lee Broom, interior and fifth generation ceramicist Emily Johnson of 1882.

5-7th May: Daphne Krinos with Brian Kennedy 

Daphne Krinos features alongside makers Tamar de Vries Winter and Rebecca De Quin at the enamel specialist gallery, Studio Fusion. Based at the Oxo Tower, this is a curated exhibition by Brian Kennedy entitled Metal Scapes.