A MIX of ceramics, glass and metals with fashion accessories, jewellery and art thrown in. There’s Rimmington Vian glass, pewter platters and vessels by Gordon W Robertson, ceramics by Daniel Reynolds and lovely jewellery by Hidemi Asano.
A MUST for ceramics fans, with work by Chris Keenan, Carina Ciscato, Sun Kim, Kaori Tatebayashi and Robert Cooper.
KATE MALONE CERAMICS
December 2-3, Balls Pond Studio, 8b Culford Mews, N1. Open 11am to 7pm (katemalone ceramics.com) CELEBRATED ceramicist and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down, Kate Malone’s annual open studio weekend is the only time her work is for sale other than through her dealer. Also on sale are works by Anna Barlow, Miray Mehmet Fontanelli, Erika Albrecht and Malone’s Great Pottery Throw Down colleague Rich Miller of Froyle Tiles. All the makers are contributing a piece as prizes for a charity raffle in aid of Clay College in Stoke, of which Malone is a patron.
December 2, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Street, WC1. Open 11am to 5pm, tickets £5 (selvedge.org) PRODUCTS from £5 to £500 include Japanese shibori textiles by Romor Designs and monochrome cushions and blankets knitted from Yorkshire-spun Merino wool by Rose B Brown.
December 5-9 at 24 Lloyd Baker Street (corner with Amwell Street), WC1. TuesdayFriday 10.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm (wallacesewell.com) CHRISTMAS sample and seconds sale features throws and cushions, silk and cashmere scarves, plus woollen items.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART CHRISTMAS FÊTE
December 8-10 at RCA, Jay Mews entrance, Kensington Gore, SW7. Open noon to 8pm, Sunday 2pm to 6pm (rcasu.org.uk/wp/fete) CURRENT students and alumni sell fascinating pieces. Seize the chance to buy work from emerging stars.
December 8-10 at 38 Southwell Road, SE5. Friday 6pm to 9pm, Sat and Sun noon to 6pm (clockworkstudios.co.uk) FOR anyone who fancies a tie like TV news anchor Jon Snow’s, or has seen his show Colour is my Brand at the Design Museum, this is the home of his tiemaker-in-chief Victoria Richards. Also find ceramics, hats and textiles here.
DESIGNER MAKER XMAS FAIR
December 14-17, The Carriage Ramp at Deptford Market Yard, SE8. Thursday 6pm to 9pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am5pm (deptfordmarketyard.com) FURNITURE designer Sebastian Cox and friends will be selling a range of products including pieces from Cox’s Underwood and Offcut collections. Plus workshops.
Wood’s good: Sebastian Cox’s hewn wood stool in coppiced ash and hazel, £180, at Designer Maker Xmas Fair Left: Peter Layton’s Black Paradiso sculptures, left to right, £480, £1,600 and £800, at London Glassblowing December 1-3, Clements, Iliffe and Peacock Yards in Iliffe and Crampton Streets, SE17. Friday 6pm-9.30pm, Saturday 10am-9.30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (pullensyards.co.uk) December 1-3 at 36-38 Peckham Road, SE5. Opening 11am to 5pm daily (020 7701 2940)