Christmas Open Studios & New Personalised Stationery Sets

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Ladies & gentlemen: once more we invite you to come to the annual Christmas Open Studios at Cockpit Arts; where we and over 100 other designer / makers will be welcoming the public into our workspaces, a perfect opportunity to meet independent craftspeople and buy direct from them in time for Christmas. We’re at the Holborn site which will be open on the following times and dates:

24th of November – 27th of November
Thurs 6 – 9pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square


Entry: £5 (includes free entry to Deptford site Open Studios)

Additionally, we’ve just launched three new designs for our range of personalised stationery sets: Ellipses, Blackfist and Radio, available as notelets on 300gsm card stock or notepaper on 100gsm paper stock. Like our existing personalised sets, you simply choose the style and stock you prefer, then add in the details you’d like to have printed followed by the colour of your choice. We’ll send a confirmation mock-up and once signed off, we’ll print up your stationery and send it out.

They’re available on our Etsy store now and can be printed in time for Christmas, plus if you’re after something a little more bespoke, just send us an email and we’re always happy to quote for custom jobs.

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios this weekend!

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Firstly a big thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Renegade Craft Fair; it was a busy old weekend despite the pouring rain on Sunday! It was great to meet all manner of craft enthusiasts and fellow makers alike.


Hot on the tails of Renegade, we have our very own open studios coming up this weekend too. Cockpit Arts will be having their annual event starting this Friday with a late night opening and then running all weekend. We’ll be there as always, along with over 100 other craftspeople and designers with a wide array of products, gifts and fancy things.

Check out the Cockpit Arts events page for a full listing of all the exhibitors and the events that will be happening over the weekend.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios – Holborn

Cockpit Yard

Northington Street



Map to Cockpit Arts

Friday 28th of November: 11am – 9pm

Saturday 29th of November: 11am – 6pm

Sunday 30th of November: 11am – 6pm

Entry: £5 (includes entry to the Deptford Open studios the following weekend)

Another reminder: if you fancy winning a couple of free tickets to the event, plus over £100 of stationery products from us and four other makers, then there’s still time to enter our #stationerystars competition. Just take a photo of your favourite stationery item, post and share it on Instagram and follow us for a chance to win the lot! For more information check out our previous post: COMPETITION! Show us your #stationerystars


New Products & Special Offers at our Christmas Open Studios 29th Nov – 1st Dec

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With less than one week to go to our Open Studio event, we are pleased to announce several THRILLING extra details! Firstly, we will be launching our brand new, just-in-time-for-Christmas online Gift Certificates; available in £10, £20, £30 and £50 denominations, they can be purchased directly from us during the event or via our Etsy store anytime. You will receive a printed voucher with a unique code that can be used for any of the items available in our Etsy store.

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Secondly, keeping the just-in-time-for-Christmas theme, we will not only be running the press during the Open Studios event, but we will also be offering a customised Christmas Card service too. We have created a brand new design specifically for this and we will be able to customise it for you on the spot.

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Additionally, as a special promotion only during the event, anyone who purchases a £20, £30 or £50 Gift Certificate will also receive a free customised Christmas Card!

Finally, if that wasn’t enough, if you can’t make the Open Studios event from the 29th to the 1st, then don’t panic! For we will also be running another mini-event two weeks later on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of December along with fellow Cockpit Makers; Beth Gilmour, Ian Scott Kettle and Tamasyn Gambell. This top secret event will also be taking place in the Holborn Cockpit Arts studios, where the four of us will be turning the 2nd floor meeting space into pocket-sized Christmas emporium. We’ll be offering our customised Christmas Card service and the Gift Certificate promotion during this event as well.

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