Winter market 2018
I will be selling at the Hoxton event this year. Please come and say hello and peruse for gifts or yourselves. See you there, it's always a fab day out.
Announcing Turning Earth's 2018 Winter Markets: London's biggest ceramics studios to open to the public after a year's break Where and when: 24/25 November: Turning Earth Hoxton, Arch 361-362 Whiston Road, London E2 8BW, (continuing next door at the connected arches at Big Sky Studios, Hows St). Nearest Station: Hoxton 8/9 December: Turning Earth Lea Valley, 11 Argall Avenue, Leyton E10 7QE. Nearest station: Lea Bridge Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org After a year's hiatus, Turning Earth's popular East London ceramics studios are once again opening their doors to the public over two major Winter Market events on 24/25 November and 8/9 December. 150 makers, two events Now in it's fourth year, what was once an off-the-beaten track event involving a handful of budding artists has now become a beloved institution for the East End's community of design-lovers. 150 of London's most exciting emerging makers - enabled to begin a career in ceramics out of Turning Earth's co-work studios in Hackney and Leyton (including Instagram leaders @ar.ceramics, @nataschamadeiski and @e.f.davies.clay) will sell their work from two of Turning Earth's East London centres across two weekends in the run-up to Christmas. 24-25th November, Hoxton The first event, on the weekend of 24th and 25th November, takes place in the flagship Turning Earth centre in the railway arches in Whiston Road in Hoxton. Turning Earth has teamed up with neighbouring arch residents Big Sky Studios to accommodate the large numbers of people that now regularly attend this popular event (and who queued patiently outside Barbican Conservatory for Turning Earth's last market there in March.) Additional space means Turning Earth can bring back some old faces, including beloved former members that began their journey at Turning Earth and whose businesses have since spread across the country. 8-9th December, Lea Bridge Then on 8/9 December the new Turning Earth centre at 11 Argall Avenue, Leyton, will open its doors, where another set of artists will sell their products, alongside members of Turning Earth's professional studios, In Production, London's first professional ceramics incubator, which now houses 22 full-time making businesses. Other companies in the Argall Ave area, including LightHaus Cafe, furniture makers ThinkFOUND, Uncommon Projects and A.White Workshop will also open their doors for the weekend. Live music It wouldn't be a Turning Earth Market without an appearance from members of Balkan Klezma band The Turbans, who will be playing at the event alongside other musical guests. The Turbans loyally return each year despite growing international renown that has seen them migrate from the fringe to mainstage spots at major summer festivals. Food and drink And of course it wouldn't be a Winter Market without spiced hot drinks and minced pies. Climpson will serve its world famous coffee, beans roasted around the corner in nearby Broadway Market. Turning Earth's neighbours at East London's Pavilion Cafe will be offering their delectable take on Sri Lankan street food while donating the proceeds to charity. Made with care Pavilion will be joined in its fundraising efforts by the many Turning Earth makers who donate special pieces and seconds at each event to raise money for organisations that reflect Turning Earth's vision of building a community with open arms - this year proceeds go to Help Refugees and the Hackney Migrant Centre. All electricity used to fire the kilns at Turning Earth now comes from renewable sources. The studios will encourage shoppers to play their part by asking people to bring in their old bubble wrap to be reused as packaging. Turning Earth Creative Director Tallie Maughan says: "Every time we open our doors for a market the crowd seems to get bigger - interest in the handmade just keeps snowballing as people get more discerning about their purchasing decisions. Last year after another record breaking event we decided to get off the escalator and take some creative space ourselves. Now, reinvigorated, we're opening our East London studios for two big back to back events. We've made the daring decision to triple the size of the event in Hoxton by annexing our neighbours studios at Big Sky Digital. We just hope the gamble pays off! Our Leyton event two weeks later is also expanding to involve creative businesses across the Argall Avenue industrial estate. We're excited to work with other organisations to build a strong creative community in this area, which is beginning to attract a concentration of interesting independent businesses."