Pophams, renowned for its artisan pastries, pasta, and homeware offerings, is embracing the arrival of spring with a series of exciting events at its Home locations in Islington and London Fields.

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

The Lowdown: 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

The Lowdown: 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

The Lowdown: 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

The Lowdown: 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

The Lowdown: 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