Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.
New dates for September and beyond!

New dates for September and beyond!

Designer Courses AutumnWinter programme 2014 is now published, together with a sneak preview of dates for 2015. See the full schedule here:
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Summer School 2014: 1 - 3 August - Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Summer School 2014: 1 – 3 August – Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Learn how to make a soft leather bag on this structured three day course, under the expert tuition of Katherine Pogson, a leather specialist whose clients have included Donna Karan, Hussein Chalayan and Mulberry.
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One to one tuition by appointment

One to one tuition by appointment

Katherine Pogson offers tailor-made personal tuition in design and construction techniques for handbags and leather fashion accessories, as well as consultation in many aspects of setting up and running a design business.
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2014 course dates announced

2014 course dates announced

The 2014 Designer Courses programme is here – and contains lots of exciting news! We are introducing some fascinating new subjects – including the only Leather Gloves courses in London and the Decorative Leather weekend for jewellers – evening courses are back, and we have a brand new venue…
How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

Our most popular course is back! Now in an improved version that gives you even more time to…
New dates for 2014 coming soon!

New dates for 2014 coming soon!

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Leather Accessories weekend: Craft techniques for luxury leathergoods

Leather Accessories weekend: Craft techniques for luxury leathergoods

Luxury leather goods, British craftsmanship and the hand-made have been undergoing a renaissance of late!
Soft Leather Accessories at West Dean, 11 - 13 October 2013

Soft Leather Accessories at West Dean, 11 – 13 October 2013

A weekend course in the heavenly Sussex countryside,  learning to make fashion accessories from soft leather….
Design a Handbag weekend: design development & pattern-cutting

Design a Handbag weekend: design development & pattern-cutting

What are the secrets of truly original design? How do you turn a vision into a fully resolved  pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory?
Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace 11 - 14 July 2013

Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace 11 – 14 July 2013

As a Queen Elizabeth Craft Scholar, Katherine Pogson was delighted to be asked to exhibit her leather bags and jewellery as part of the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in July.
The New Craftsmen, 10 July 2013

The New Craftsmen, 10 July 2013

Beautiful things are happening at a Garage in Mayfair… The New Craftsmen - “A collection of the coolest crafters in the land” Sunday Times - have taken up residence in Adam’s Row, Mayfair to showcase outstanding contemporary British craft.
Make a handbag weekend: construction and finishing techniques 2014

Make a handbag weekend: construction and finishing techniques 2014

Make your own leather handbag in a weekend, on this new and improved version of Katherine’s most popular course!
Cockpit Summer Open Studios, 7 - 9  June 2013

Cockpit Summer Open Studios, 7 – 9 June 2013

Katherine on sabbatical in 2013

Katherine Pogson will be taking a break from teaching her customary programme of evening and weekend Designer Courses until September 2013. She is available for individual tuition by appointment, so please do email to discuss your ideas in more detail if you are interested.
Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 30 November - 2 December 2012

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 30 November – 2 December 2012

What could be more festive than buying beautiful gifts direct from the talented people who made them? At Cockpit Arts Open Studios you can meet 165 exceptional designers who make jewellery, fashion, home wares, ceramics, glass and more. Prices range from £5 – £5,000.