Mayfair Gallery has curated a selection of contemporary works especially for London Craft Week with a focus on makers that respond to their historic collection through technique, material or aesthetic approach.
The modern masterpieces in metal, glass, ceramic, furniture and textiles will be presented within the surroundings of the gallery to create a unique installation. The exhibition includes established makers such as Rebecca de Quin, whose innovative approach and sculptural work in metal has influenced many, alongside the work of rising stars such as Alice Walton and Nan Nan Liu. Alice, who was recently featured on the cover of Crafts magazine, works with coloured clay. Using architecture and everyday street objects as inspiration, she explores surface textures and repetitive mark making.
Vezzini and Chen artfully combine hand carved ceramics and blown glass to create sculptural lighting, vessels and installation pieces. Textile artist, Jo Barker, responds to the transient movement of light and shadow, given substance through the ancient technique of hand-woven tapestry.
Founded by Mati Sinai in 1975, Mayfair Gallery is a leading specialist in the field of art and antiques. The breadth of the gallery’s collection includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins. The main focus is items produced during the 19th and early 20th century. While the scope of objects on offer is varied, all are of consistently high quality, and exemplify the skill of the artisan responsible.
The exhibition represents the gallery beginning to showcase and promote the work of exceptional, leading craftspeople and artists.