Gems, Threads and Stories – New Textiles and Jewellery from Six Master Makers
This exhibition features Birth of Flowers, a retrospective of textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne, alongside new work from jewellers Jane Adam, Louise O’Neill, Suzanne Potter and Joanne Thompson. Plus, don’t miss a hands-on embroidery workshop and talk with textile artist Ekta Kaul.
Birth of Flowers celebrates the work of textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne. A pioneer in felt making in the 1980s, polymath Sherburne is a devotee of the ‘slow movement’. She believes in making objects that take patience and time to create, seeing this as an act of rebellion against the financial imperative of mass production. For London Craft Week, the artist gives a demonstration and meet-the-maker session.
Alongside this retrospective, CAA shows new works by four master jewellers: aluminium pieces in pink by Jane Adam, delicate adornments with precious gemstones by Louise O’Neill, wall-hung pieces exploring shadow by Suzanne Potter and sculptural necklaces by Joanne Thompson.
Textile artist Ekta Kaul’s ‘story maps’ complement this display. CAA is delighted to host one of her highly sought-after lectures and hands-on embroidery workshops.
Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) is London’s original multi-disciplinary applied arts gallery, which champions and promotes only the very best of British craft. Now at 70, CAA continues to be the only membership selling body that includes all the crafts. CAA is widely respected by both makers and the public as a beacon of quality and originality.