In Pictures: The Craft Council's COLLECT 2011 takes contemporary crafts to the Saatchi Gallery

| 28 April 2011
In Pictures: COLLECT 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 6-9 2011

Europe’s premier annual fair for museum quality contemporary craft, COLLECT, has attracted more than 10,000 international collectors and visitors each year since its launch in 2004.

For 2011 it brings together 37 of the finest craft galleries from across the globe displaying the very best ceramic, glass, jewellery, textile, wood, furniture, silver and fine metal work by over 500 artists.

Take a look at a selection of the unique, beautiful and perfectly crafted objects made by artists featured in this year’s show: 

a series of carved wooden bowls
Christian Burchard, Baskets (2010). Madrone Burl© Sarah Myerscough Fine Art / Christian Burchard
a piece of found fabric with a painting of person falling off a horse over the top of it
Silja Puranen, Circus Princess (2010). Fabric paint, transfer photograph, soft pastel and stitching on found textile© Galleria Norsu / Silja Puranen
a photo of two steel vases
A. Cork, Billow Vases. Photo: Sussie Ahlberg© A. Cork (Bishopsland Educational Trust)
a photo of a series of stones balanced on two spherical bases
Mia E. Göransson, New Nature - about grey. Cast and coloured parian clay© Parson Liven Gallery Mia E. Göransson
a photo of an abstract ceramic piece consisting of a pot with a framework attached to it side
Michael Cleff On Ideas 3 (2010). Ceramics, stoneware© Terra Delft Gallery / Michael Cleff
a photo of a ceramic dish in blue and white resembling two spinning tops within each other
Fuku Fukumoto, Tukikage (moonlight) (2009). Porcelain© Flow / Fuku Fukumoto
a photo of a piece of fabric sewn into the shape of a handlebar moustache
Eugenia Ingegno Monsieur Gaston, Neckpiece (2010). Textile and pearls© Alternatives Gallery / Eugenia Ingegno
an oval dinner plate with a motif of three urns in its centre
Amy Hughes, Nouveau Blue, Platter Series (Large) (July 2010). Porcelain, paper, clay© Amy Hughes
a small fluffy pink brush like object inset with pearls
Kua Ara, Vernal Affection (2010)© KGalerie Sofie Lachaert / Kua Ara
a small ceramic object resembling a flower or sea anemone
Junko Mori, A Silver Organism; Nigella (2010) Forged Fine silver 999.© Adrian Sassoon / Junko Mori
  • A new project space to complement the fair will showcase site-specific installations and commissions in a variety of disciplines.
  • West Dean Tapestry Studio will unveil Black Cat at COLLECT 2011, an interpretation in tapestry of a painting of the same name by Tracey Emin.
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