New Designers 2014

Nearly forgot to share this blog post I wrote for the Designer Jewellers Group about our visit to New Designers 2014 and the wonderful new makers we selected to join us at the Barbican Centre this winter! Looking forward to exhibiting with Mirka Janeckova, Sheila Roussel, Jelka Quintelier, Harriet Knight, Mireia Rossel, and Esme Parsons.

But rather than just leaving it there: a mention for some of the other great artists and makers we found.

I loved these stitched images of kitchen equipment, by textile artist Cathy MacTaggart. Each was machine embroidered onto a series of jam pot covers, in memory of her mother.

Cathy MacTaggart Textile Artist

Top Jupp made covetable ceramics: I particularly loved his porcelain lampshades.

This year we visited the Royal College of Art’s graduation show as well as New Designers. An Alleweireldt and I had fun with Youjin Nam‘s series of pieces ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall’. We progressed from selfies, to taking photos of each other, to taking photos of each other wearing the same piece at the same time! Great fun, but unfortunately not quite right for our cabinets at the Barbican!



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