Last call for entries as London 2012 Olympic Torch designer joins Jerwood Makers panel

By Culture24 Reporter | 31 October 2012
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A photo of an intricately-crafted necklace-style white butterfly-like piece on black string
Silvia Weidenbach, Fractal Invention - Another White Night, from the Jerwood Makers Open 2012© Photo: Thomas Rydin
A trio of internationally-renowned designers, artists and editors, including one of the creators of the London 2012 Olympic Torch, have been announced as the selectors for this year’s Jerwood Makers Open ahead of a final call for entries.

Edward Barber, a former winner of the Jerwood Applied Arts prize whose work is held by the V&A and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, was commissioned to make the torch with Jay Osgerby, his partner at the London-based design studio Barber Osgerby. Their vision won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year award.

He will join David Falkner, the Director of the acclaimed Stanley Picker Gallery, and influential editor and ceramicist Bonnie Kemske in finding five emerging artists, each of whom will produce a new work with backing to the tune of £7,500.

The third year of the award for emerging practitioners has a deadline of November 12 at 5pm. The commissions will go on show at Jerwood Space in London next July.

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