Booking not necessary, free
London Craft Week is delighted to present its debut exhibition. Guest curated by Sarah Myerscough, Scorched is an exhibition of scorched wood pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers. The traditional process of shou-sugi-ban, otherwise known as yakisugi, is a technique originating in Japan in the 18th century which involves the slight charring of the surface of wood. Although it carries a strong cultural significance, this exhibition comes from a clear Western perspective.
Invited artists were asked to consider the process of scorching in their practice and how in turn that reflects upon the material. Participating artists include Alison Crowther, David Gates, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling, Gareth Neal, Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, Wycliffe Stutchbury and Nic Webb.
This exhibtion is supported by Rémy Martin.