Jerwood Makers Open winners ‘push the boundaries of craftsmanship’

Next month sees the results of the fifth edition of Jerwood Makers Open go on show, with works ranging from architecturally-informed pieces to ceramics to glass.

 Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, 'It Is So Brightness' 2014

Source: Photo by Leon Eckert

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, ‘It Is So Brightness’ 2014

The winners of this year’s commission of £7,500 to develop new ideas were announced in January as design duo Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen; ceramicists Hitomi Hosono and Matthew Raw; glass artist Shelley James and FleaFollyArchitects. 

Hitomi Hosono, 'Large Feather Leaves Bowl'

Source: Photograph by Hitomi Hosono

Hitomi Hosono, ‘Large Feather Leaves Bowl’

The works are going on show in London from 11 July, before touring the UK.

Matthew Raw, ‘A Confusing Welcome’

Source: Photograph by Ester Segarra

Matthew Raw, ‘A Confusing Welcome’

More than 240 creatives from throughout the UK applied for the commissions, and the winners were selected by an independent panel featuring Vicky Richardson, director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council; artist and silversmith Junko Mori, and Claire Catterall, director of exhibitions and learning at Somerset House.

Shelley James, ‘D Moire Matrix 3 – Thirds’

Source: Photograph by Ester Segarra

Shelley James, ‘D Moire Matrix 3 – Thirds’

The Jerwood Visual Arts organization says, ‘The selected makers…offer a range of projects rooted within and across different disciplinary backgrounds.

‘As a group, these makers push the boundaries of craftsmanship, combining a high level of technical skill with intelligent conceptual thinking.’

FleaFollyArchitects, 'Grimm City' detail, 2012. Hand crafted Black Forest timber, glass, aluminium and thread

Source: Photograph by FleaFollyArchitects

FleaFollyArchitects, ‘Grimm City’ detail, 2012. Hand crafted Black Forest timber, glass, aluminium and thread

Jerwood Makers Open is on show from 11 July – 31 August at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN

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