Crafts Council – COLLECT

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, 2nd-6th February 2017

David Reekie, 'Something to Cherish', London Glassblowing

David Reekie,
‘Something to Cherish’,
London Glassblowing

The Crafts Council’s 5 day event is now in its 13th edition and this year has a new, fresh look and feel to it.  A definite must visit place for all interested in modern design and craftsmanship.  There are some thirty galleries, drawn from round the world, showing various disciplines such as ceramics, glass, art jewellery, silversmithing and metal, textiles, bookbinding, wood and furniture.

Chloe Peytermann 'Papouasie HD 1' Collection Ateliers D'Art De France

Chloe Peytermann
‘Papouasie HD 1’
Collection Ateliers D’Art De France

The Collect Open section of the Fair is best summed up by Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council, who said “Collect Open has been an important part of Collect since 2011. It is an opportunity for artists to be brave and challenge themselves to create new experimental work. We have seen some extraordinary installations over the years resulting in career-changing moments for the exhibitors. For visitors it presents an opportunity to gain real insight into the concept and process and talk directly to the artists who are with their work for the duration of the fair.”

Valeria Nascimento Porcelain wall installation 120 x 300 cm approximately jaggedart

Valeria Nascimento
Porcelain wall installation
120 x 300 cm approximately
jaggedart

 

Giuseppe Ducrot, 'Anfora', glazed earthenware, MADEINBRITALY

Giuseppe Ducrot,
‘Anfora’,
glazed earthenware,
MADEINBRITALY

 

 Hervé Wahlen, 'Coelome' , copperware , Galerie Michel Giraud

Hervé Wahlen,
‘Coelome’ ,
copperware ,
Galerie Michel Giraud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Miller- An Absense of Noise Collection 2016 Collect Open

Hugh Miller- An Absense of Noise Collection 2016
Collect Open

 

Zoë Hillyard Celadon Vase H: 63cm D: 43cm Contemporary Applied Arts (Image credit: Zoë Hillyard)

Zoë Hillyard
Celadon Vase
H: 63cm D: 43cm
Contemporary Applied Arts
(Image credit: Zoë Hillyard)

 

Soonjin Kang - Falling 2016 Collect Open

Soonjin Kang – Falling 2016
Collect Open

 

 

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COLLECT 2015, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road London SW3, 8th – 11th May 2015

Bucket Full of Light Severija  Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, 2010 Represented at COLLECT by Art-Cart

Bucket Full of Light
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, 2010
Represented at COLLECT by Art-Cart

One of the great attractions of this fair is the wide variety of works available – textiles, glass, ceramics, jewellery, precious metals, furniture and wood – from some thirty-five international galleries. It is an absolute must visit event as these selected images prove!

Annamaria Lieste,  Meersraunen 1 (Sea Whisper 1), 2014.  Necklace,  gold, fish scales.  Represented at COLLECT by Galerie Marzee

Annamaria Lieste,
Meersraunen 1 (Sea Whisper 1), 2014.
Necklace, gold, fish scales.
Represented at COLLECT by Galerie Marzee

While COLLECT celebrates its twelfth anniversary this year it has also become the centrepiece of the inaugural London Craft Week (www.londoncraftweek.com) so all in all a great marriage of ideas and talent.

Angus Ross,  Ribbon Desk.  Oak sourced from maker's own sustainably  managed woodland.  Represented at COLLECT by Contemporary Applied Arts.   Photocredit Angus Ross.

Angus Ross,
Ribbon Desk.
Oak sourced from maker’s own sustainably managed woodland.
Represented at COLLECT by Contemporary Applied Arts.
Photocredit Angus Ross.

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Jya-Kyung Shin,  Reunion IV Represented at COLLECT by Galeri Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

Jya-Kyung Shin,
Reunion IV
Represented at COLLECT by Galeri Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

Chris Antemann, Lemon Chandelier, 2014,  MEISSEN COUTURE Art Collection.  Exhibited at COLLECT by Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Chris Antemann,
Lemon Chandelier, 2014,
MEISSEN COUTURE Art Collection.
Exhibited at COLLECT by Cynthia Corbett Gallery