Heal’s, on Tottenham Court Road in London, has recently hosted a Modern Craft Market in the most beautiful and prominent area of its store. This two week event saw both new and well established makers exhibit their latest work, which was supported by numerous events, talks and workshops such as learning upholstery and weaving.
The display was startling refreshing both in terms of the vast variety of crafts and techniques presented, but also because of the layout which encouraged visitors to walk in-between objects, and engage with them on different height levels and in close contact. I felt this exhibition was an uplifting and important event for celebrating contemporary crafts in 2014, particularly because it gave the opportunity for dialogue between new makers and new audiences.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite pieces. If I could afford it, the elegant, serene and clever bird’s wing light by Wonseok Jung would be my first choice. I do have a video of the light moving its wings, but am not sure how to embed it into WordPress so it may appear on my Twitter account instead!
Please note that clicking on each image will reveal information about the maker of the photographed objects.