'CHATS WITH MAKERS'
Olivia Huntingford, the founder of London Makers Market set up 'CHATS WITH MAKERS' to help connect independent creatives with interested customers and viewers while in lockdown. These informal chats happened every other day at 6pm via Instagram live. Snippets are now available to watch on Instagram TV. You can expect to see a range of beautiful products, as well as hear tips and insights into running your own business. Lots of laughs too!
Week 1 April: Laura Beirne Interiors (textile design), Bella Singleton (fashion design), Biro Bugs (illustration) and Beeta Taylor-Sadeghi (calligraphy).
Week 2 April/May: Tipperleyhill (painting/illustration), The Styled Writing Co (bespoke calligraphy), Rosie Ellen Hickman (embroidery/ceramics), Melissa Donne Studio (digital illustration).
Week 3 May: Charlotte Doherty (print making), Katie Tinkler Illustration (digital illustration/painting), Luna James (jewellery).
Week 4 May: Emma Bradstreet Illustration (letterpress design), Yaz Baxter Creative (digital illustration), AG Drawing (drawing), This Story (jewellery).
Week 5 May: Poppy Lennox Design (painting), Reasons to be Wild (conservation/art), Nibu Letterpress (letterpress design).
Week 6 May: onemanstrashuk (jewellery), Katie Putt (illustration),
Friday 29th May Chats Bonanza (6-7.30pm): Philippa Clegg (painting), Portland Paper Company (illustrated stationary), Helpful Hustle (business consultancy), The Shape Studio (graphic design), Subluceo (candles), Olivia Huntingford (drawing), Get Weavy With It (macrame) and Home Thrown Studio (ceramics).
These chats were a great way to introduce customers to some of our makers in the lead up to our first online market. Although these sessions are no longer happening live, we will be featuring and interviewing a new creative on our Blog and Instagram feed every month. Keep an eye out!