FORM MADE FROM
Where does craft sit in conversations about twenty-first century art and design? Graduates of the 2019 Crafts Council Hothouse present FORM MADE FROM: an exhibition of investigations into shape, process and material. This group of innovative makers demonstrate a mastery of ancient skills and traditions while producing work that answers the question of what craft can be now.
Utilising a rich diversity of materials – including polyurethane foam dust, silk yarn, fallen oak and plum trees, recycled precious metals, graphite and fleece – the exhibitors are unified both by their status as ones-to-watch and in considering and satisfying the FORM MADE FROM maxim. What form does the work take? How did they make it? What is it made from?
This is craft at its most forward-thinking.
Exhibitors include British Ceramic Biennial FRESH award-winner Eusebio Sanchez; ceramist Mitch Pilkington, whose traditional hand-building techniques have recently been featured in Ceramics Review; London Design Fair’s Material of the Year exhibitor, designer Charlotte Kidger; and the 2019 itv Creates commissioned textile artist Marie Jones.
Curated by Brian Kennedy: an independent curator working predominantly in the craft and applied art area, who works with state agencies, museums, galleries and private collectors.
Dragon and Sparrow performances by puppet artist Laura Mathews (Dates & times tbc)