STAY HOME // an exhibition & dinner in pictures

This is a post that should have gone up a long time ago, but better late than never.
Here is our STAY HOME exhibition for London Craft Week, in pictures. 

First there was the exhibition. A lovely and balanced group of work from four exceptional makers: Sebastian Cox who made the English Elm Table; Florian Gadsby who set the table with his dinner service and accessories including vases, serving dishes and platters; Elliott Denny who created new and bespoke porcelain work and wonderful experimental sawdust fired pieces and Luke Hope how showed a series of wooden vessels and spoons in a tonal range from white rippled sycamore to black walnut.

Laid Up: Florian Gadsby's dinner service rests on the Sebastian Cox table (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Laid Up: Florian Gadsby's dinner service rests on the Sebastian Cox table (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Mix 'n' Match: Florian Gadsby; full dinner service and accessories in three complimentary tones (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Mix 'n' Match: Florian Gadsby; full dinner service and accessories in three complimentary tones (pic: Florian Gadsby)

...just for clarity

...just for clarity

Black Tower: Luke Hope; black walnut vessels and palm bowls (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Black Tower: Luke Hope; black walnut vessels and palm bowls (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Light & Shade: Luke Hope's work taking it's place on the plinths. (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Light & Shade: Luke Hope's work taking it's place on the plinths. (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Private View Hero #1: The sweetest (underage) barmaid...working the bar on opening night was joined by...

Private View Hero #1: The sweetest (underage) barmaid...working the bar on opening night was joined by...

Porcelain Geometry: Elliott Denny; new forms for Stay Home exhibition (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Porcelain Geometry: Elliott Denny; new forms for Stay Home exhibition (pic: Florian Gadsby)

In's and Out's: Sebastian Cox; waney edge English Elm Table (pic: Florian Gadsby)

In's and Out's: Sebastian Cox; waney edge English Elm Table (pic: Florian Gadsby)

Burn Out: Elliott Denny; unique sawdust fired pots

Burn Out: Elliott Denny; unique sawdust fired pots

Private View Hero #2:  ...the loveliest (also underage) barman in old London town.

Private View Hero #2:  ...the loveliest (also underage) barman in old London town.

And then there was the Stay Home Dinner. A five course feast carefully designed created and cooked by Olivia Bennett. Before guests sat down to dinner they each made and pressed a clay pot - a task organised and overseen by Seb Cox. 

Game Makers: guests being briefed on the task in hand (pic: alexandradao.com)

Game Makers: guests being briefed on the task in hand (pic: alexandradao.com)

Name Check: menus handwritten and illustrated by Sophie Balding

Name Check: menus handwritten and illustrated by Sophie Balding

Ready, Set: just need all the guest and the food, that's all...

Ready, Set: just need all the guest and the food, that's all...

Magic Moments: food, fun and new friends. With guest travelling from the West Coast (San Francisco), the West Country (Somerset) and West London (Battersea) to our pocket of town in SE4, it was a special night to remember. (pic: alexandradao.com)

Magic Moments: food, fun and new friends. With guest travelling from the West Coast (San Francisco), the West Country (Somerset) and West London (Battersea) to our pocket of town in SE4, it was a special night to remember. (pic: alexandradao.com)