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19 Sep

The Working Artisans' Club

The Working Artisans' Club is a celebration of handmade culture, focusing on the men and women who build bikes, make surfboards and otherwise celebrate alternative culture the artisanal way. Find out more here...

We're always interested to hear about people living life the handmade way, particularly when they're doing so and breaking the mould into the bargain. As much as we love crochet, knitting and sewing, it's always a joy to hear about people using their skills in different ways - which is why we're so excited about the launch of a new week-long exhibition this month, celebrating the folk who dedicate their lives to making surfboards, bikes, wetsuits... anything with an alternative edge.

The Working Artisans' Club is a multimedia exhibition showcasing the work of a new generation of crafter organised by Huck (a bi-monthly magazine with radical culture at its heart), with installations, workshops and events taking place between September 20th and 27th at 71a Leonard Street, London telling the stories of the six designer-makers involved.

Artisans featured include Joe Lauder of Satta Skates and Stu Smith of screenprint workshop and indie skate company Lovenskate, which makes use of old-school print techniques to make decks that are absolutely to die for. If you're in the area, pop down to 71a this evening to find out even more about how Stu makes his boards.

"The future looks better when it’s made by hand. The Working Artisans’ Club is a multi-media exhibition celebrating the work of a new generation of craftsmen and women. They shape boards, sew wetsuits, put ink on skin and carve beautiful objects with their own two hands. And they make life better for us all," representative Hannah Bailey said.

So who's going?

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