With London Craft Week on the horizon, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has partnered with The Griffin Gallery on a selling exhibition to showcase some of the UK’s most exciting craftspeople and the contemporary nature of their work.
Make/Create will show pieces from 13 QEST scholars “in dialogue” with artwork from 13 of the gallery’s artists. Highlights include finely lined glass sculptures (from £1,250) by Scott Benefield that mirror the linear nature of Rachel Wickremer’s highly textured paintings (price on request), and vintage dolls’ houses (from £1,200), restored by Trevor Cain, displayed alongside Nicola Dale’s precise paper sculptures (price on request) that reimagine the role of printed text. There will also be some charming porcelain pieces (pictured) by Mia Sarosi, from £200.
All proceeds benefit the trust, which has funded scholarships for over 350 craftspeople working in 130 mediums since its launch in 1990.
For more emerging craftmakers in Britain and Ireland, see Desireshire.