COLLECT AND COCKPIT STUDIOS

COLLECT, COCKPIT ARTS, AND SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

 

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Making new friends on my way into the Saatchi Gallery

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OPENING PREVIEW DAY

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TheEye was an early bird for  preview day at COLLECT. What a luxury to be able to walk around in a leisurely manner before the crowds arrived. COLLECT has become a popular annual event and always good to see familiar galleries but also refreshing to see an increase in new faces particularly those from overseas.

ADRIAN SASSOON GALLERY

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Michael Eden at Adrian Sassoon

Michael Eden and Kate Malone at Adrian Sassoon

TheEye calls Adrian Sassoon the Larry Gagosian of the craft world. He has a great eye and natural instinct  and exhibits at most international art and craft fairs. Sassoon represents some of the finest craftspeople – ceramics, glass, jewellery and silver.

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The beautiful pots of Felicity (Liz) Aylieff. All made in China

 

ROGER LAW AT SLADMORE CONTEMPORARY

Remember watching Spitting Image and those mocking, satirical  puppets,  which and gave so much pleasure for over 12 years? One half of the creative duo, Roger Law, turned his talents to ceramics and moved to Jingdezhen in China, famous as ‘the porcelain city’. Law is now making monumental and striking vessels. Exceptional.

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Roger Law at Sladmore Contemporary

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JOANNA BIRD CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS AND GLASS GALLERY

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Joanna Bird has the most interesting ceramic and glass artists. The work on her stand, as always, was of the very highest standard.

Steffen Dam, glass an mixed media

Steffen Dam, glass an mixed media

 

SARAH MYERSCOUGH GALLERY

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Sarah Myerscough specialises in sculptural wood and represents an international group of artists and designers.

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It was good to see fine work from China, Korea and Japan.

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Also some  interesting artists from LITHUANIA .

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Loved the work of Severija Inčirauskaitė – Kriaunevičienė (try using that name over the phone) who embroiders through metal. Very skilful work. Great fun.

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GALERIE MARZEE NIJMEIGAN

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Marie-Jose van den Hout, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

 

THE WILLS LANE GALLERY, ST. IVES

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MELANIE GEORGACOPOULIS at THE WILLS LANE GALLERY ST IVES

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JAGGERART GALLERY

Glass plaques made in Murano and paper cutouts at Jaggedart

Charlotte Hoades glass plaques made in Murano and paper cutouts at Jaggedart

 

CYNTHIA CORBETT GALLERY

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Zemer Peled

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Matt J Smith

 

TORD BOONTJE

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OTHER TEMPTATIONS

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AND WHAT ABOUT THESE?

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COCKPIT ARTS OPEN DAY

TheEye always enjoys the twice annual Cockpit Studios Open Day in Holborn (there is another in Deptford). Clearly, judging by the crowd, so do others. Full of people shopping, talking to the designers and having a great time. There is a good atmosphere and energy.  Hand Made Food Cafe, ‘London’s answer to the River Cottage’ is pleasant for a tasty snack and  to rest weary feet .

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Delicious and tasty and all home made

Cockpit studios offer 170 talented makers and designers an opportunity to rent subsidised studio spaces and to work alongside other people.

‘SHOPPING’

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‘MAKING’

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‘BESPOKE’ 

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TOPPING  OFF THE WEEKEND ‘BEAUTIFULLY’

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The best musical in a long time!

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No, she didn’t play this piano!

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4 Comments

  1. Enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your insights, always so thoughtful and inspiring.

  2. Great pictures and report on Collect, sorry to have missed it, but Boston and New York took over.

  3. Victoria Blackburn May 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Wow all looks so so wonderful! What a pleasure to scroll through

  4. Thank you Janice,
    This report is extremely interesting
    Solveig

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