London Craft Week 2024 Programme of Events

Jessica Jue

London Craft Week returns to Oxo Tower Wharf, bringing back its celebration of outstanding British and international creativity, hosting emergent makers, designers, and brands from around the world, to our cultural quarter on the south bank. To celebrate, we have curated a selection of exhibitions, workshops, and events across Oxo Tower Wharf, to excite, provoke, and inspire.

Check out our 2024 programme below:


Exhibition: Surface & Texture by Jessica Jue & Josef Koppmann

Location: Josef Koppmann Gallery, 1.06, Oxo Tower Wharf

13th May – 19th May | 11:00 – 18:00

Admission: Free (no need to book)

An exhibition of recent silverware and jewellery pieces by Jessica Jue and Josef Koppmann, who share an affinity in their love of texture, choice of materials and meticulous craftsmanship.

Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica draws and sculpts with a dramatic use of fluid, organic and playful curves, aiming to create a sense of rhythmic movement within her collections. She skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface texture through the use of pattern and gold.

Josef’s work excels in abstract texture that reveals the intense colour of 24-karat gold, contrasted with the gentle, cool shimmer of the silver. Vibrant gemstones, carefully chosen for their unique quality and cut, form the central aspect of every piece. Each and every ring, pair of earrings or cufflinks is entirely handmade using time-honoured goldsmith’s skills, resulting in minimalist, wearable jewels for both women and men.


Exhibition: Coaxed @ 1.22

Location: Unit 1.22, First Floor, Oxo Tower Wharf

Date: 13th – 18th May | 12:00 – 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Sat 18th May)

Admission: Free

Coaxed is an exhibition of three women makers – Karin Hossack, Raffaella Molin and Deborah Carré - whose work is characterised by the manipulation by hand of their chosen material, be it clay or leather, and the warmth and individuality that imparts.

They have a shared language of simple, curvaceous form - from Raffaella’s full bodied vessels and Deborah’s rounded pods to Karin’s scalloped plates and platters – that belies the challenge and skill in their making.

This is the first time that they are showing together, welcoming the opportunity to bring their work into a gallery space, with a tablescape taking centre stage.

Visit 1.22 Oxo Tower Wharf for unique, one-off pieces and place settings for the home and bespoke commissions that celebrate the intersection of art, functionality, and enduring beauty.


Exhibition: A Novice Approach

Location:  Carreducker, Unit 1.20, Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

Date: 13th – 17th May | 12:00 – 17:00

Admission: Free

Visit the Carréducker studio during London Craft Week to see an impressive array of work by current/alumni handsewn shoe making students.

A Novice Approach is a celebration of the timeless artistry of the traditional handsewn craft in the hands of novice shoemakers. Under the guidance of master shoemakers James and Deborah, budding shoemakers are encouraged to explore their own and the craft’s capabilities.  

Join us in celebrating Carréducker students’ tenacity, artistry and craftsmanship.


Event: Oxo Late Night Shopping

Date: 15th May | 6pm – 8.30pm

Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

Admission: Free

To celebrate London Craft Week at Oxo, many of our fantastic studios and shops will be open from 6pm - 8.30pm on Wednesday 15th May, giving visitors the chance to browse, buy, and commission, as well as meet the makers, all with a glass of fizz.

There's no need to pre-register; just join us on the first and second floors or Oxo Tower Wharf. See you then!


Exhibition: Future Icons Selects

Location: Bargehouse 

16th – 19th May

Admission: Free (register here)

Future Icons Selects presents over 50 craft-led artisans from across the world, in a curated industrial setting at Oxo Tower Wharf’s Bargehouse, exclusively for London Craft Week.

Future Icons Selects is on a mission to highlight working artisans and create a platform for them to sustainably grow their businesses and help keep crafts skills alive and thriving.

Interior designers, retailers, private collectors, architects, galleries, global brands, and designer-lovers are all welcomed to Bargehouse to be immersed in multidisciplinary craft, from the functional to the purely aesthetic, and chat with the artists themselves.


Exhibition: Echoes of Quanzhou: The Story of Stone

Location: gallery@oxo, Ground Floor, Oxo Tower Wharf

Date: 16th May – 19th May | 11:00 - 18:00

Admission: Free

“The Story of Stone” begins with Quanzhou, located in Southeast China and widely known as the country’s world intangible cultural heritage city. As the “starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road”, this ancient city that grew from the sea is closely connected with the ocean and nurtures a unique maritime culture and local craft traditions.

“The Story of Stone” is an exhibition showcasing Quanzhou’s extraordinary craft traditions and exciting craftspeople working today. Starting from the evolution of a stone, it explores the historical and cultural memories and craft traditions of the heritage city and examines the medium of stone and the possibility of sustainable life in the future.


Demo: Keum–Boo Demonstration by Jessica Jue

Location: Josef Koppmann Gallery, 1.06, Oxo Tower Wharf

17th May | 18:30 – 21:00

Tickets: £12 (book here)

Josef Koppmann Gallery invites you to a demonstration of Keum–boo, the ancient Korean technique of fusing thin sheets of 24-karat gold foil onto silver. Watch London-based silversmith and jeweller Jessica Jue create a richly textured silver sculpture, followed by a drinks reception.

Jessica Jue is a silversmith and jeweller based at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. Known for her sculptural aesthetic, Jessica’s designs are deeply influenced by her Chinese heritage and Austrian upbringing. She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegant, contemporary designs that have won her many accolades.


Workshop: Repair & Grow by Wagumi

Location: Wagumi Oxo Tower, Unit 1.09, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH, UK

Date: Fri 17th May 17:30 - 19:30

Tickets: £140 (book here)

Wagumi’s Kintsugi workshop series is a long-running and popular feature of London Craft Week and returns for 2024.

Held in two formats, the workshops will offer either a simple introduction to kintsugi, or more bespoke advice for individual pieces. The first format will see small group workshops held at wagumi, to provide entry level instruction.  Including some shortcuts, the sessions are intended as a first encounter with a deeper art.  This style of workshop will allow for participants to work on Japanese ceramic fragments, that they will be able to keep.  The second format offered this year will be one of bespoke repair.  Here participants will be free, with prior consultation, to bring their own ceramics pieces to work on.  The instructor will provide advice on how to repair these individually brought pieces, within a two hour intensive class.  A kintsugi kit will be inclusive within the ticket price.