CRAFT Call for Entries

Now entering its 5th year, Craft at Top Drawer has successfully connected hundreds of makers with lucrative commercial opportunities. Every edition presents a carefully curated selection of work of the highest quality to a commercial audience of over 14,000 trade buyers, from independent retailers and department stores to galleries and museums from across the UK and beyond.

Join their success and apply now to participate in the upcoming editions of Craft at Top Drawer.

CRAFT A/W17 Edition – 10-12 September 2017

CRAFT S/S18 Edition – 14-16 January 2018

Olympia, London Olympia, London

APPLY NOW

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Individual makers and groups are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines including: ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, mixed media, furniture, metalwork, sculpture, woodwork and prints.

All individual and group stands benefit from a comprehensive package, including a ready built stand, carpet and lighting, plus free marketing support.

HOW TO APPLY

For further details on how to apply and for an application pack, please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk/application-process/craft-call-for-entries or contact Alis Clement, alis.clement@clarionevents.com or call +44 (0)20 7384 7959.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen Summer Show

22 July – 10 September

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

Most exhibitions at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen are planned months, if not years in advance, but not the Guild’s summer exhibition. Although it is the Guild’s longest running exhibition, having started 62 years ago in 1955, it is the one exhibition that really is a mystery right up to the week before the opening. It was started by a group of local craftsmen who each summer exhibited their work across the region now having a permanent home its overall premise is still routed in its beginnings.  It is an exhibition for Members (working craftspeople) chosen by Members, with more than 250 local makers submitting work to a panel of fellow creatives.

Will Shakspeare

Will Shakspeare

With the selection process happening a week before the exhibition opening, the whole exhibition has a spontaneous up to the minute feel. This is also portrayed through the work chosen, all of which has to have been created within the last two years and not have been exhibited before.  This list of exhibitors will be revealed on 15th July to press and public.

Sam Pickard

Sam Pickard

This unique exhibition celebrates the cream of contemporary craft and no matter what work is selected the whole exhibition will, as in previous years, present an eclectic display of work from established and notable names, from previous exhibitor furniture maker David Savage to the newest members showcasing cutting edge design.

Mike Tingle etching

Mike Tingle etching

This year we have also delved a little deeper in to the lives of the Guild Members. If you have ever wondered what a typical day in the life of a printmaker, jewellery designer, sculpture, furniture designer or ceramist consists of we may have just the answer. Snapshots of Members’ daily routines and rituals will be displayed alongside their exhibits.

C Hall Myrtle - printing first screen

C Hall Myrtle - printing first screen

We also encourage everyone who comes to the exhibition to vote for his or her favourite maker in The People’s Choice Award of which the winner will be announced at the end of the show.  Although as yet we do not know who is exhibiting, what is guaranteed is that the final show will highlight an outstanding array of amazing craft from across the region.

 

‘Vessels’ at Vessel Gallery London

Philippa Beveridge

Philippa Beveridge

Until 19 August 2017
Contemporary Glass Society Open Exhibition 
at Vessel Gallery London

Emma Baker

Emma Baker

 

136 CGS members are taking part in this amazing show!

Ana Laura Quintana - Choice -

Ana Laura Quintana - Choice -

Vessels have been with us for thousands of years and are part of our everyday use.

Catherine Mahe

Catherine Mahe

CGS has challenged its members to create an exciting variation of an everyday object, to use their imagination and produce a fantastic vessel. We welcomed vessels that are suspended or wall mounted as well as free standing, the only restriction was, its volume should not be more than 750ml. 

Deborah Timperley

Deborah Timperley

The work will sell from £100 – £500 maximum. 

Evy Cohen

Evy Cohen

Photographer  Maxi Oviedo