Partner Programme

16, 18 — 23 Sept 2023

Craft, Art / Collectibles

Hotel Elephant

5 Spare Street


SE17 3EP

Creative Elephant is a program of events & workshops celebrating the creative and design talents of Hotel Elephant's studio members. This will include an exhibition of artwork & objects, an Enamel Jewellery making workshop, a talk “The Secret Craft: Chinese Filigree Inlay" and a weaving demonstration and yarn sale.

Hotel Elephant is pleased to present Creative Elephant, a program of events and workshops celebrating the creative and design talents of our studio members for the London Design Festival and Urban Elephant Festival. The program will include a group exhibition of artwork and objects from our members, including textiles, fashion, fine art and jewellery. The exhibition is free to attend and will run for the duration of the festival. Our events program will include participatory workshops and demonstrations from different craftspeople, alongside an evening talk about Chinese Filigree for the Southwark Design District late program. Booking will be required for the events, please see the What's On section of our website for more details and to book. Enamel Jewellery making workshop with Zoey & Ray Date: 16th September Time: 1 pm - 4 pm. Price: £69, use code “ELEPHANT” to get £15 off On Saturday 16th September join us for an afternoon of Enamel Jewellery making. Led by expert craftspeople, Zoey and Ray, you will be introduced to the history and significance of enamel jewellery and be taught the techniques and processes to make your own piece of jewellery to take home. Talk: “The Secret Craft: Chinese Filigree Inlay'' Date: 21st September Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm Price: £5 On the evening of the 21st of September, we will be hosting a talk; “The Secret Craft: Chinese Filigree Inlay" which will introduce the audience to the traditional craft of filigree jewellery and its cultural significance in Chinese heritage. The evening will include an interactive demonstration where visitors can try their hand at the wire stretching technique. Yarn Sale and Weaving Demonstration with Mairi Gillies Date: 23rd September Time: 10 am - 2 pm Price: Free, please book your spot online On Saturday 23rd September our program will conclude with a free interactive weaving demonstration and yarn sale. Come and join textile specialist and hand weaver, Mairi Gillies to experience the mindful benefits of yarn windings and learn different techniques of off-loom weaving. Visitors will also get to purchase yarn to take home from the event's yarn sale.