The Signal Table by Sarah Kay (photo by James Champion) will be one of the pieces shown by London’s CAA at Collect in May when the craft selling exhibition opens at the Saatchi gallery. We love the stacked compositions of colour and material.
Following its successful integration into the London Design Festival last year, Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair will return to Old Spitalfields Market from 22-28 September 2011.
Origin offers a rare opportunity to see and buy a diverse range of high quality, original craft from over 200 makers in one convenient location. Disciplines range from ceramics, furniture, metalwork and glass, to fashion accessories, jewellery and knitwear.
Situating Origin in a vibrant location in the creative East End and during the London Design Festival, has brought new audiences to this established event and highlighted the huge appetite for craft within the design industry.
COLLECT is not all about contemporary jewellery. Skilful designer-makers who work with wood, precious metals, textiles, glass, bamboo, ceramics and paper are represented in the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. In the Project Space there are on display experimental installations by individual makers. I found particularly striking “The Rhizome Chair” by Crook & Jones and “The Cloud Leopard” paper sculpture by papercut artist Nahoko Kojima. Beautiful also ceramics by Merete Rasmussen as seen at The Contemporary Applied Arts and silver objects by silversmith Ja-kyung Shin represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger.
I actually graduated in July but I’m just getting round to sorting my blog out & letting you guys know now! It was such a hot day and being 8 months pregnant really didn’t help the fact I had to sit in a cathedral for a few hours without being allowed to walk around when the baby felt like kicking me in the ribs! Despite the heat it was a lovely day that resulted in a family bbq! It’s always lovely to see your classmates after a few weeks away from one another and when your all dressed up it just makes it even more special!
So, uni’s finished & now i’m patiently waiting for Baby Smith to arrive! (My due date was August 11th). Now i’m just keeping myself busy with cooking, making & cleaning! Preparing for the arrival to arrive!!
Over the course of my 3 year Degree I have photographed my studio space. These are a few images showing the evolution of my work and of the experience I have had on the Contemporary Applied Arts Degree at Hereford College of Arts.
New exhibition starts from 12th September till 19th October at Contemporary Applied Arts in London , which is focusing on the relationship with drawing and making. My actual drawings and metalwork will be on display. The list of exhibitors are amazing too. Worth visiting!!
Visiting the show it’s not only about the artefacts. Most of the times it is a good opportunity to meet the artists and curators and listen to them explaining about their practice and their research. I found inspirational talking to Giovanni Corvaja at Adrian Sassoon gallery, a real craftsman who employs experimental techniques into his practice and makes extraordinary jewellery and Carolive Van Hoek at the Caroline Van Hoek gallery, who represents great artists in contemporary jewellery.
Hereford College of Art’s degree show was another well worthwhile visit for us. Again, I was allowed to take photos and the images below show only a small part of a wide variety of work in ceramics, jewellery, metal work, textiles, fine art, illustration, graphic design …
I have included the artists’ names where I know them and you can click on the photos to go to their websitesif they have…
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I have been commissioned to photograph the Hereford College of Arts,C.A.A. (Contemporary Applied Arts), level 6 student work for their promotional literature. In total there were 34 students with a wide and varying range of works to be photographed. The shoot took place over the space of two days on the 12th and 14th of May 2014.
I have been exhibiting at the New Designers graduate exhibition in Islington in London. Our stand looks really good and the different variations of work that we are exhibiting makes it really stand out.
Having a look around before it started I was really taken aback with the amount of amazing work The amount of amazing work was unbelievable. Jill Shaddock a colleague on my course has one numerous awards for her beautiful ceramics including New Designers Runner up and the Habitat Award. Check out her website at www.jillshaddock.co.uk.
You can also view other graduates that are exhibiting by looking at the graduate portfolios at Artsthread