Cluster Crafts

28 Oct28 October2 Nov2 November 2020
London, UK

Cluster is hosting the fourth edition of its fair for affordable craft making at Ugly Duck in Bermondsey, London.

Cluster is a creative platform tailored to the needs of artists and young collectors. Featuring over 100 works for sale from emerging talent to celebrated studios, such as Haberdashery and High Society, Cluster Crafts showcases the latest innovations in international design.

Spanning three-floors, the exhibition will be arranged to represent the material interdependence of earth, soil and air such as ceramicists, glass makers and lighting designers.

Highlights include Haberdashery's Dawn to Dusk range evoking the memory of the rising and setting sun and the transitions in between; Klaus Kirchner's timber flower sculptures, which use discarded pieces of wood to make translucent umbrella petals with steam-bent stems; and Tomoya Sakai's ceramic work, which uses the wheel to create new shapes inspired by architectural structures and animation.

In addition to the product showcase, Cluster Crafts will present a programme of talks and workshops online focused on exploring new methods of making, cutting-edge materials and business strategies post-Covid-19.

Artists and industry leaders will look at the present and future of crafts, recognising the growing impact of new technologies in everyday life and the urgent environmental need for restructuring our production methodologies.

Founded in 2016, Cluster set the tone for affordable art fairs that work directly with artists rather than galleries. Encompassing crafts, photography and jewellery, cluster offers a platform for artists through exhibitions, an online shop, and professional development opportunities.

Cluster Crafts takes place from 28 October to 2 November 2020 at 47/49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL and online.