Corinne Julius, design and applied arts critic, will curate Future Heritage with an exceptional selection of today’s leading makers.
We want to show you some of the names that are a part of the definitive guide to today’s most important designer makers and the names to collect in British craft this year. And you’ll find their works at Decorex 2015 in London.
In 2010 Tanya Gomez graduated from the Royal College of Art completing a Masters in Ceramics and Glass. These two years gave her the chance to develop throwing skills and advanced glazing techniques and firings.
Gomez spent five years working on private yachts, travelling the globe, absorbing colour, shape and diverse cultures.
Her inspiration is born from the basic elements of life—the passing of seasons, nourishment and the elements. The pieces enhance these fundamental aspects and bring awareness to our relationship to them.
Eleanor is an artist and maker using a lathe and carving tools to make vessels and sculptural forms in wood. Notable awards and accolades include a nomination for the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize and The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award.
Katharine Morling is an award-winning artist working in the medium of ceramics. She set up her studio in 2003 and has since gained international acclaim for her work. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009, she was awarded first prize at the 2010 World Crafts Council Triennial in Belgium. Morling also represented the UK at the 2010 European Ceramic Context in Denmark.
Rita Parniczky’s artwork explores the passage of light through translucent material installations. Light brings visual change to the pieces, which she studies at different locations and times, from varied viewpoints. Exposed to natural or artificial light, the pieces take on the luminosity of crystals or the refraction of icicles. This spontaneous metamorphosis has captured the imagination of many viewers – and it also commands Parniczky’s attention as she reflects on the natural effects of daylight’s natural progress and manipulates the synthetic effects of lighting systems.
Andrea Walsh is an artist based in Edinburgh. She studied fine art before completing an MA in glass at Edinburgh College of Art in 2001, and has since established an exhibition profile within the UK and increasingly internationally. Andrea has been awarded residencies including the International Crafts Residency at Cove Park and the inaugural British Ceramics Biennial Artist Into Industry Residency with Minton at Wedgwood, and her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh.