Aspex Contemporary Makers Fair

Here are a few images from the Contemporary Makers Fair organised last weekend by Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth.

Exhibitors included: Catherine Mcginness, Laura Bennett, Petting Zoo Prints, Kate Bishop, Julie Chappell, Suzie Darcell, Carina de Jager, Catrin Dudfield, Aniko Gajdosci, EM Jewellery, Charlotte Leftley, Carly Mann, Kelly Ottessen, Vicky Saragouda, Linsey Sinclair, Kathy Williams, Sally Woodford, Julie Chappell.

In the same gallery there is also an exhibition of Clare Willard's beautiful work.

Ceramics @ Jerwood Makers Open 2014

Having recently visited the Jerwood Makers Open I’ve had to mention the exquisite work by ceramicists Hitomi Hosono and Matthew Raw. Here are a few photos.

Jerwood Makers Open

Jerwood Makers Open 2014 is currently on show at the Jerwood Space. The commissioned artists this year include Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, glass artist Shelley James, FleaFollyArchitects and ceramicists Hitomi Hosono and Matthew Raw.


Adornments to live out your Deficiencies.

"All things considered, despots are a pretty diverse group. They’re not satisfied with just being loved, no, they want to be loved sincerely. If all else fails, they’ll force you.

What are the adornments of dictators, despots and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? Or are they in charge because they have the necessary tools? 

What type of gifts does the despot bestow upon himself? How does he indulge? What gifts can I bestow upon them so that they are assured of my eternal love and devotion?

These are some of the questions dealt with in RULE THE WORLD, a juried exhibition at Friends of Carlotta in Zürich, Switzerland, curated by Bruna Hauert.

Welcome to our world of lived-out deficiencies and psychopaths!”

Article source and images credit: Friends of Carlotta Gallery, 2014

Exhibition excerpt at Crafthaus

Waving goodbye to June with a couple of images from an English garden.

Show RCA - School of Material

The RCA graduates exhibition is on until June 29th. Here are a few of my highlights from the School of Material.

Show RCA 2014

The Royal College of Art's annual graduate show takes place in the Battersea & Kensington campus. I visited the Battersea site where the work of the graduates of the School of Fine Art, School of Material & School of Humanities is on show. Here are some exceptional visuals, video, photography, sculpture and painting from the new graduates in Fine Art.

BA Ceramic Design Summer Show

Beautiful and innovative work from the new graduates in BA Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins.

Degree Shows 2014

The Summer Degree shows are in full swing in Universities all over the country. It is very exciting for the new graduates to present their work and for the public to see new, fresh talent. I visited the degree shows at UAL and I’ve been impressed by the quality of work of the graduates in Jewellery Design, Ceramic Design, Fashion, Fashion Print and Knitwear in Central Saint Martins. Here are my highlights in Jewellery Design. Congratulations and well done to everybody!

Jewels in Ferment - Gioielli in Fermento 2014

Contemporary Jewellery Award and Exhibition curated by Eliana Negroni.

"Every year Jewels in Ferment aims to gather the infinitely individual expressions of contemporary jewellery makers in relation to popular themes: wine and territories, looking at this terroir as an ensemble of deep-rooted cultural values and elements. This 4th edition consists of a competition and relative exhibition of unique pieces of jewellery inspired by  the world of colours as the main concept at the heart of contemporary jewellery, a means of expressing all degrees of intensity, almost a metaphor for all added value and meaning.

The exhibition is currently hosted at Torre Fornello Winery, which has dedicated its impressive spaces to the Vineyard of Arts. This is a wider cultural project promoted by Enrico Sgorbati, who as collector offers every year the possibility to artists to collaborate, experiment and talk about their work in the context of the estate of Torre Fornello. At its core, Jewels in Ferment is an event dedicated to the research on contemporary jewellery”.

Exhibiting artists: Silvia Beccaria, Sabina Bernardelli, Maura Biamonti, Patrizia Bonati, Isabelle Busnel, Alina Carp, Luisa Chiandotto, Bartosz Chmielewski, Patricia Cruz, Katarina Cudic, Giuseppina Dallanoce, Corrado De Meo, Clara Del Papa, E-vasiva, Nicoletta Frigerio, Gaspare Gaeta, Francesca Gazzi, Eleonora Ghilardi, Lucilla Giovanninetti, Akis Goumas, Alexandra Kusch, EunMi Kwon, Carmela Lacerenza, Camera Creativa, Chiara Lucato, Elvio Lunian, Paola Mirai, Alessia Mocavero, Olivia Monti Arduini, Laura Munteanu, Viktoria Münzker, Margareta Niel, Tania Palazzi, Liana Pattihis, Marco Picciali, Hester Popma van de Kolk, Gianni Riva, Maddalena Rocco, Kika Rufino, Marissa Racht Ryan, Vicky Saragouda, Sergio and Stefano Spivach, Simonetta Starrabba, Claudia Steiner, Violaine Ulmer, Silvia Valenti, Amalia Vermell, Laura Visentin, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Ching Chi Wu, Caterina Zanca.

For more information and photos on award winners and exhibiting artists: Jewels in Ferment

Source and photos credit: Jewels in Ferment 2014