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Sun, 09 Dec


Craft Central

Maker Session - LONDON

Make treasures to keep, eco-friendly and beautifully finished by you in our expertly curated 1 day Maker Session. Perfect for beginners, we help you every step of the way to create timeless creations.

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Maker Session - LONDON
Maker Session - LONDON

Time & Location

09 Dec 2018, 10:00 – 17:00

Craft Central, 397-411 Westferry Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3AE, UK


About the event

Join us for a very special Sunday when you will make treasure. On offer in this session is the iconic ‘CurlyShade Green’ lampshade, 'Algea Light', ‘Unfired Vase’ and ‘Unfired Bowl’. Arrive find your place with your name card and everything you need ready to go! Get a drink and enjoy bending the wood and getting your parts ready under our expert tutorage and maybe even put your own twist on the design if wanted. Halfway through your maker session we will have a break when you will watch a short film and/or see short demonstration relating to the work you are making. When you leave the work will be perfect and finished with a lovely smelling eco-friendly oil finish. Put it in box and take it home!

Why do a Maker Session?

Luxury goods exist to make us happier, improve our lives, and by investing alittle of your own time in the creation of these exclusive Charlie Whinney Studio artefacts we believe you get the maximum benefits. Be it something for your home or a present for a loved one, when you have seen something born under your own hands and it is perfect, then it instantly becomes an heirloom; treasures which will only improve with age and transcends fashion.

The collection of ‘Maker Sessions’ products draw on 15 years of Charlie’s practice creating over 100 design and fine art projects around the world including large scale permanent installations in cities including Tokyo, Singapore, London and Washington DC. Charlie returns to where he started working on sustainable product design. These products are our first tiny step in the right direction in terms of how our ‘luxury needs’ should be fulfilled in the future, in the context of our changing world and climate.


  • CurlyShade Green Lampshade

    The latest edition of Charlie's iconic Curlyshade, we love the marriage of geometric shapes and organic abstract coils that make each one unique. Curlyshade Green is in fact the most eco-friendly and robust version of this design ever as the it is not steam-bent; instead you will be mastering the tricky art of ‘green-bending’. Dimensions: 50cm x 50cm x 50cm Weight 2.4KG Market Value approx. £750

  • Unfired Vase

    Repeated twisted organic shapes rotate around to create a stunning focus. Nestled inside is an antique glass vessel that holds the water for flowers. This is a great chance to try some extreme shapes repeated as a small batch using a simple wooden jig. Called the ‘Unfired Vase’ this design only requires the steam-chamber for about 15 minutes and uses top-quality Ash from trees felled due to Ash die-back. Dimensions: 15cm x 15cm x 30cm Weight 1KG Market Value approx. £300, you save £205!

  • Algea Light

    The 'Algae Light' is a sculpture that hangs in your home. Using our unique easy process we will help you design and make your own amazing lampshade made from repeated sculptural elements. This is the product for you if you are not sure what to make but just want to do something amazing!

  • Unfired Bowl

    Make a large and beautiful wooden bowl - it is a work of art perfect for all your fruit and vegetables! This is supremely robust design that can survive the daily use on a busy kitchen table and will last and last down the generations. Unfired Bowl can hold up to 8KG of fruit and the exact design will be up to you to make it your own unique creation.




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