Our First Project

Bill Amberg masterclasses at Clerkenwell Design Week.

On 23–25 May, the Bill Amberg Studio is making its Clerkenwell Design Week debut, joining a host of illustrious craft brands for Project – the festival’s dedicated furniture, lighting and surface exhibition. For three days, we’ll be in the glorious gardens of St James Church, with a very special showcase of some of the most unconventional and experimental products that we have crafted from leather – including some eye-catching examples of our leather floors, wall coverings, hand rails and furniture.

Bill and the Studio team will be on hand to chat to festival-goers and offer a first-hand insight into breadth of technical skills and hand-making techniques involved in the creation of these remarkable pieces – and you can bet that we’ll be waxing lyrical about the manifold and versatile properties of our favourite material.

As well as meeting the workshop team and learning more about our work, tools and general approach to leather craft, visitors can try their hands at leather craft with a half-hour masterclass in making their own sunglasses case, which Bill has designed (possibly with unwarranted meteorological optimism) especially for the event. Elegantly
formed from two folded pieces of hide and joined by three simple rivets, the case is both the perfect introduction to traditional leatherworking techniques such as edge bevelling, polishing and riveting, and a splendid souvenir of the day.

Classes cost £15 to cover materials, and you can book a slot here (we only have space for three people at a time, so get in early). Watch this space for more workshops, classes and open-studio events to come…

Bill Amberg Studio
2 Lonsdale Road,

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