Local artist Naomi Jacques’ work was awarded a place at the exhibition as her work demonstrates innovation, originality, excellence of design and quality craftsmanship. All members of the society have their work assessed; when this assessment takes place a select few of Licentiate Members are awarded a place at the society’s main exhibition.
The exhibition, entitled “The Hand of the Maker” By the Society of Designer Craftsmen (est. 1887) is bringing together, under one roof, many talented, emerging and established makers.
Specialisms include and not limited to; ceramics, woodwork, glass, fine metals, mixed media and more.
This year marks 130 years of the Society of Designer Crafts and will be celebrated with this exhibition. Artists’ exhibiting includes Hugh Miller, Cathryn Shilling, Jessica Noble and Kuniko Maeda.
Hugh Miller is a furniture designer and craftsman. His experience and time researching in Japan as a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow informed his design principles which are inspired by Japanese applied arts philosophy.
Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist. Her works for the exhibition are made using the roll-up technique, an adaptation of a Venetian method used by glass blowers for centuries.
Jessica Noble’s fine craftsmanship, innovative design and signature colours combine to create items of jewellery with a playful style and dramatic form. Kuniko Maeda is an MA Graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design whose organic sculptures have been exhibited across Europe.
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU
12 Jul 2018 to 21 Jul 2018
Thursday 12th July to Friday 20th July 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 21st July 10:00 to 16:00
Private View: Thursday 12th July 18.00 to 21.00
Price: Free admission. £5 Catalogue Information: firstname.lastname@example.org https://societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk/
Naomi is also relocating her studio to Unit Twelve, Tixall, Stafford. ST18 0XX
Naomi told the gazette
“Unit Twelve is a contemporary craft workshop and exhibition space in a stunning rural location in Staffordshire. It hosts a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, with complementary art workshops run by Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry and exhibiting artists.”
As of 22nd July 2018 Unit Twelve will be Naomi’s working studio space and gallery. Unit Twelve is co-owned by Jennifer Collier and Iain Perry and has many talented residences. Ruth Allan, Rachel Butlin, Naomi Posner, and Fran Buxton.
Having a working studio space and gallery together is a brilliant idea one that Naomi is looking forward to becoming a part of she continues,
“It will be lovely to be in a studio space occupied by other contemporary artists. To be able to discuss ideas, and help each other progress will be fabulous”.
As well as having studio space, Naomi, is going to be running regular glass workshops from Unit Twelve these will usually take place on the first and third Friday of every month. Making a sun-catcher, to hanging vases and pendants. There is a glass workshop for everyone adults, teens and children aged 6 years plus.
For more details please see Naomi’s website.
Open hours of Unit Twelve is 10am till 4.30 pm Thursday through to Saturday.
Other workshops are held there also by current artists and visiting ones. Be sure to check out their website for more details.
Video about Unit Twelve: https://player.vimeo.com/video/95275136