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“She wasn’t a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.”

- Muriel Spark, Aiding and Abetting

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“She wasn’t a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.”

- Muriel Spark, Aiding and Abetting

Nights

6 Nights

Dates

March 1st - 7th 2019

Curated Experience

LONDON, ENGLAND + EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Made By Hand

We all want to connect the jewelry that touches our heart with the hands of the artisan who made it. Feel the time-worn grooves of a workbench. Observe nimble fingers magically transform metal into an art piece.

This is “Made by Hand”, a Rue Pigalle journey into the artisanal soul of London and Edinburgh. As we uncover the secrets of these two storied cities, we’ll meet virtuoso artists in their sacred spaces and learn what makes them tick. We’ll get lost in a hive of studios that buzzes with creativity, poke about in vibrant markets, and be treated to privileged ‘behind the curtain’ tours of major art institutions. You will even get to roll up your sleeves as you create your very own jewelry in a workshop that once housed a sari sewing room. From the traditional to the quirky to the jaw-droppingly cool, we will explore every conceivable facet of the life of the artisan—the importance of made by hand, the practice of made by hand, the intellectual side of made by hand.

Think London, think galleries, restaurants, shopping, and goosebumps every day. Think Edinburgh and its soulful landscape, warm hospitality and vibrant artscape.

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For the inside track on the “Made by Hand” trip to London + Edinburgh in March 2019, please contact Isabelle at boutique@ruepigalle.ca