A Celebration of Contemporary Makers at Maud and Mabel
Talk, booking necessary 10 places, £10, all proceeds go to Adopt A Potter/Clay Cottage
Demonstration, booking necessary 10 places per demonstration, £6
Maud and Mabel hosts a talk with Akiko Hirai, discussing our pull to the imperfection of handcrafted objects. In addition, ceramicist Sophie Cook exhibits a spring installation of her sculpted pods and vessels. Other demonstrations and exhibitions by renowned artists Yuta Segawa, Celia Dowson, Kerry Seaton and Richard Philp are held throughout the week.
Yuta Segawa: 12 May, 11:00 - 13:00
Celia Dowson: 13 May, 11:00 - 14:00
The pieces exhibited at Maud & Mabel demonstrate an anthology of techniques: Florence Penault’s use of Buncheong (a traditional Korean technique from the 14th century); Kenta Anzai’s use of Urushi in stoneware; Jack Doherty’s soda firing of porcelain; Barry Stedman’s use of clay as canvas; and Gary Allson’s modern twist on woodworking. Maud and Mabel embraces not only a diverse range of crafts and techniques but brings them together to form a style rich with wabi sabi. Their events over London Craft Week give you the chance to come and view a thoughtfully curated collection of modern craft, as well as a rare opportunity to watch the makers at work.