Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, has returned for its 18th edition with a stellar line up of exceptional works across a range of disciplines, including ceramics, glass, lacquer, jewellery, metal, textiles, wood and paper, showcased by 31 specialist international galleries and presented by the Crafts Council.
Alongside the main galleries, Collect Open, the fair’s platform for pioneering craft installations by emerging artists, returns with 13 projects by artists and collectives from Chile, Israel and the UK.
To celebrate Collect’s return, we’ve put together an edit of our favourite pieces from this year’s programme…
Alice Kettle, Holding Flower, 2021
Thread on linen
28 7/10 × 21 7/10 in
73 × 55 cm
Candida Stevens Gallery
Textile artist Alice Kettle is known for her large-scale tapestry works that incorporate an expressive mix of hand-stitched and mechanical embroidery. For Collect 2022, Alice has created a new site-responsive work, exploring the histories and narratives of royal women who have resided in Somerset House.
Dawn Bendick, Time Rock Stack XVI, 2022
Cast dichroic glass
32 1/10 × 18 1/10 × 12 2/5 in
81.5 × 46 × 31.5 cm
Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections
Dawn Bendick is an artist working with time, light and multitone glass. Her studio making process includes drawing, mould making, casting dichroic glass, taking inspiration from natural light and our intuitive ability to track time without technology. Dawn’s Time Rock Stack installation in the West Wing of Somerset House responds to its chromatic environment, thereby inviting us to heighten our awareness of the changes that occur naturally in the atmosphere, light, and weather conditions around us.
Yusuke Yamamoto, Dappled Garden Dish, 2017
Britannia Silver 958
2 × 16 1/2 × 16 1/2 in
5 × 42 × 42 cm
Ruthin Craft Centre
Yusuke Yamamoto is an award-winning silversmith, specialising in chasing . He was born in Japan and originally trained there but now lives and works in the UK. He is known for his distinctive surface texture and hammered marks on sculptural silverware.
Ryoji Koie, Large Jar
height 27 cm
height 10 5/8 in
Born in 1938 in Tokoname, Ryoji Koie may have been one of the world’s senior potters, but he had the attitude and energy of an enfant terrible in Japanese ceramics. Initially Koie worked in a tile factory, making his first pots at the age of 20. His output has included wheel-made, extruded and constructed works, both freely thrown and glazed pots and ambitious sculptural pieces.
Celia Dowson, Taroko Mist, Peach Tint, Vessel I, 2022
4 1/10 × 5 7/10 × 5 7/10 in
10.5 × 14.5 × 14.5 cm
Taroko Mist, Peach Tint, Vessel I was inspired by Celia Dowson’s time at a ceramic residency in Taiwan during the monsoon season. Through form and colour, this series of work explores the interplay of light on surfaces, drawing inspiration from the breadth of the natural world. This piece was influenced by the natural landscape and wildlife in Taiwan, reflecting the movement of water, shadowed by great walls carved into mountains, rushing down precipitous valleys and the light mist as it is caught in glints of morning light.
Kuniko Maeda, Un, 2022
Paper, Kakishibu, acrylic paint
15 × 15 × 2 4/5 in
38 × 38 × 7 cm
Ruup & Form
Kuniko Maeda is a Japanese artist based in London who works mainly with paper, leather and textiles. She seeks to explore the connections between nature and humans through the use of specific materials and anthropomorphic forms. Her practice is rooted in material processes, influenced and informed by her subject specialism in sustainable textile design and Japanese traditional woodcarving. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, Kuniko allows them to speak and embraces natural formed abstraction.
Jessica Jue, Ever Flowing Sculpture, 2022
Britannia silver with gold foil
Jessica Jue is a London based silversmith and jeweller. Known for her sculptural aesthetic, Jessica’s practice is deeply influenced by her Chinese heritage and Austrian upbringing, in which fluid and bold designs are created. She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegant contemporary pieces.
Five Collection is a brand new platform, launching at the Collect International Art Fair 2022. It was conceived by five contemporary makers all determined to shine a spotlight on the craft of contemporary silversmithing and metalwork.
Zoë Wilson, Samar, 2021
Portland Coloured Jesmonite Cast Painted Gold
15 7/10 × 23 3/5 × 4/5 in
40 × 60 × 2 cm
Edition of 20
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)
Zoë Wilson is a stone carver. She completed a degree in Fine Art at Birmingham City University, before discovering a love for working with stone. Appreciating the importance of a solid foundation, she embarked on a three year apprenticeship working on every aspect of traditional stone masonry such as fixing, construction, restoration and private commissions. To further develop her skills Zoë undertook a second apprenticeship in letter carving. She then gained a place at City and Guilds of London Art School, graduating in 2016 with a first class diploma in Historic Stone Carving.
Marc Ricourt, 01.0621, 2021
Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Marc Ricourt draws his inspiration from the ancient utilitarian object of the vessel. Marc sources the wood he uses from his local landscape in Dijon, France. He initially turns on a traditional lathe and then intricately carves and treats the surfaces through bleaching, dying or an application of ferrous oxide, to explore the vessel through organic shapes that often recall seedpods and the undulating edges of leaves, carved as delicate linear fins.
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