Origin 2010


Been to visit Origin, the London Craft Fair in it’s new venue. Spitalfields is a great area, but the tent itself was a bit of a let down after the great structure they had in Somerset House last year. Terrific makers as usual though.

I particularly loved the work of Wycliffe Stutchbury who makes amazing wall pieces from old timber.


What was also wonderfully different and imaginative was the work of Joanne Tinker, who creates art works from materials that are normally thrown away. I loved the collections of tiny sculptures made from colourful sweet wrappers, all origamied and lined up!

Recycling, reclaiming, and re-appropriation were definitely still the flavour of the day, which isn’t surprising given the zeitgeist I suppose. Suits me, as I love reinterpreted materials and things with layers of meaning, or that are just plain fun.


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