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Purveyor of artisan pastries, pasta and homeware - Pophams - is welcoming spring with a line-up of events across both Home sites in Islington and London Fields. Along with a Katto knife pop-up shop, and a new series of craft-focused workshops in collaboration with artists and designers, there will be an extra special exhibition at London Craft Week.

Pophams was originally born out of the idea to bring an innovative spin on traditional viennoiserie baking techniques. Now with three sites, a pasta restaurant and a homeware brand, Pophams provides a platform for craftsmanship across food, art and design.


As part of London Craft Week, from 13th - 19th May, Pophams Home will be running an exhibition in the Islington store called Maker, Material Method to celebrate an array of independent makers and designers including ceramicist Grace McCarthy, textile artist Sophia Wilcox and woodwork specialist Selwyn House. Throughout the week, each participating maker will showcase a small selection of special, one-off pieces alongside the tools used to highlight their practice and process.

On Thursday 16th May, 4-8pm, the shop will play host to an interactive open evening featuring live demonstrations and opportunities to learn more about the makers' chosen crafts alongside a selection of snacks and wine from the onsite deli and bottle shop.


Open under the railway arches next to the London Fields bakery and restaurant on Richmond Road, is Pophams’ purpose-built space for workshops. Committed to supporting original style, the spring series highlights artists from across the UK. Guests will be able to learn new skills with a programme of evening and afternoon sessions, all accompanied with food and drink from the next door bakery and restaurant.

13th April | Leathercraft Workshop with Michelle Wong | £50

Designer-maker Michelle Wong of MW Makes will introduce the different types of leather and basic saddlery techniques to craft personalised mini envelopes and keyrings from leather. Each guest will leave with a bespoke creation that will age and develop a unique patina over time.

18th April | Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop with Izzy Letty | £65

Run by South London-based potter and candlestick devotee, Izzy Letty, the workshop will be a demonstration on the different techniques of pottery hand building. Guests will learn a range of hand-building techniques to design and make a pair of ceramic candlestick holders and trinket dishes, which will be fired in her kiln and available to collect from the Hackney shop two weeks later.

28th April | Herbal Tea Blending Workshop with Hackney Herbal | £48

Hackney Wick social enterprise, Hackney Herbal, will be holding a workshop on the restorative properties of herbs. Focused on improving mental health and wellbeing in the community through creative and culinary gardening, Hackney Herbals funds go back into free events and education within the local area. The workshop will explore a number of culinary, medicinal and wild herbs and how to combine them into herbal tea blends, with a set of herbal tea bags to make and take home.

2nd May | Brass Botanicals Workshop with Jess Wheeler | £80.00

Jess Wheeler and her studio team are known for their elegant brass wall sconces, candleholders, and other decorative items inspired by botanical forms. Jess will show guests how to transform recycled sheet brass and wire into delicate everlasting leaves, on twisted wire stems, teaching the techniques used in cutting and embossing sheet metal to create organic shapes, and helping to make beautiful brass stems.

12th May | Kintsugi Workshop with Iku Nishikawa | £65.00

Kintsugi master Iku Nishikawa will be teaching the Japanese art of Kintsugi, turning broken objects into new, even more unique and special items by fixing with epoxy and finishing with Urushi, traditional Japanese resin, and brass powder. Broken items can be brought from home or chosen from a range of Pophams Home ceramics which unfortunately have previously been broken.

All tickets available here.

23rd - 26th May | Katto pop-up shop

Japanese knife craftsmen, Katto, will be popping up at Pophams Home & Pantry on Prebend Street to provide shoppers the chance to buy their one-of-a-kind professional knives. Based in Sheffield, Katto was founded by best friends Josh and Thomas with the ethos of creating exceptional cookware using sustainable materials and human hands.

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