• London Crafts Week - Turquoise Mountain & Pippa Small

London Crafts Week - Turquoise Mountain & Pippa Small

09 May 2018 to 12 May 2018


Turquoise Mountain and Pippa Small will be hosting a series of events during London Craft week.

The schedule of events can be seen below:

09 May 2018, 6-9pm: Opening EveningTurquoise Mountain and Pippa Small will be hosting an opening evening that will begin a series of events at Pippa's shop during London Craft Week. Shoshana Stewart, CEO of Turquoise Mountain, and Pippa Small will talk about their special partnership and collaboration over the last 10 years. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

10 May 2018, 4-5pm: Design for Development - A discussion on the importantance of design in devopement with award-winning Pippa Small, Afghan woodworker Naseer Yasna (Mansouri) and Victoria Dabdoub architect and artist working for Turquoise Mountain in Jordan. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

11 May 2018, 3-5pm: Zarif Design Fashion Event - A presetation by Zarif Design founder Zolaykha Sherzad. Demonstrating some of her designs, Zolaykha will be talking about her fashion label and the work she has been doing with female tailors in Kabul. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

12 May 2018, 1-3pm: Art Overcoming Conflict - A talk and demonstration from Samira Kitman a calligrapher and miniaturist from Kabul, Afghanistan. She will be talking about her experiences as a young female artist in Afghanistan and now in the UK, as well as giving demos of her craft. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.


Shoshana Stewart

Shoshana is the CEO of Turquoise Mountain, where she has worked since 2006. In blending heritage buildings, education and enterprise, Turquoise Mountain has created sustainable urban regeneration that hosts the revival of artisan industries in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East. Shoshana has an MBA from the London Business School, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Bachelor's Degree in Astrophysics. Prior to Turquoise Mountain, Shoshana worked as teacher and administrator in low-income urban communities with Teach For America and Uncommon Schools in New York City, Boston and Honduras.

Pippa Small

Described by the Sunday Times as “the glamorous bohemian’s rock purveyor of choice." Those who visit her London and Los Angeles boutiques seek jewellery that is ethnic and ethical. Pippa Small has been visiting Turquoise Mountain since 2008 producing 8 collections in collaboration with Afghanistan’s jewellers, and now she is also collaborating with Turquoise Mountain Myanmar. Recently awarded the Ethical Jewellery Business of the year at the 2015 UK Jewellery Awards, her pieces have been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Florence and the Machine, Yasmine Le Bon and Eva Longoria. Read more about Pippa’s work in Afghanistan here.