19/20 November Turning Earth Tottenham 11-5pm
3/4 December Turning Earth Leyton 11-5pm
The Turning Earth markets return this winter with another jubilant celebration of pure human creativity.
On 19/20 November and 3/4 December, 100 ceramic artists come together across two market weekends at the Turning Earth studios in Tottenham and Leyton. Each market will be accompanied by open studios from neighbouring businesses, including furniture makers, house plant stylists, and vintage fashion stores, among others.
As usual, you can expect making demonstrations, live music, mulled wine and mince pies, street food vans and barista coffee, and an Aladdin's cave of ceramics from the most diverse, high-quality selection of artists you could find in one place anywhere.
By shopping handmade, you'll support the life-affirming creative experiences that give rise to each piece. You never know, perhaps the maker-space spirit will rub off, and you'll decide that now is finally the time for you to sit down and start making things again yourself.
Crawley Road Open Studios 19/20 November
Turning Earth Tottenham is located within the newly launched Crawley Road studios complex, which is holding its first open studios during the market weekend on 19/20 November. Creative businesses opening their doors include vintage clothes houses, handmade chandelier makers, photographic studios, and a terrarium workshop. There'll be food from barbecue specialists Bolland and Crust and barista coffee from Handles Coffee Cart. The studios are located close to Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham, and about 7 minutes walk from Turnpike Lane station on the Piccadilly Line.
Argall Avenue Open Studios 3/4 December
Argall Avenue Open Studios returns alongside the Turning Earth Leyton market. Coffee comes from Climpsons and there'll be pop-up food stalls from Sourdough Daali and Shakti Cafe, alongside a maze of open studios to wend your way through - from the beautiful but still affordable furniture of social enterprise ThinkFOUND to a pop-up Botanical Fair, the very first from Plants by There.
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4/5 Dec Turning Earth Leyton 12-6pm
18/19 Dec Turning Earth Haringey Launch 12-6pm
After a long wait, the Turning Earth Ceramics Markets are returning this year, as we get together to celebrate the creativity that comes from crisis and reflect on the changes to our lives and making practices that the disruption of the pandemic brought with it.
The pandemic has impacted our making practices in many ways: while some have had more time to reflect and to make, others have been thrown into childcare and had little time for themselves at all. Wheel throwers have tried handbuilding techniques when their studios were shuttered, while some other makers have turned to the kitchen cupboards to find tools to experiment with when they couldn't leave their homes.
And many, many ceramics lovers have been unable to see work in person - to examine or touch it, let alone meet the maker, as shopping moved online.
So, with a great hurrah, we are happy to announce that we will be holding two in-person, real-life markets this year, where our makers will be selling work made during and since the lockdowns.
The first market in Turning Earth Leyton will be held on the weekend of 4/5 December, and the second in our new site in Haringey on the weekend of 18/19 December.
As always with our markets there'll also be live music and street food and mulled wine to buy. Come and make a day of it.