Explorations and Reflection: Process in the Makerís Studio

London Craft Week at CAA, 9-13 May 2018

Join us for events and displays exploring the makerís studio and the processes underpinning their practice. See below for events and information on the artists.

Tempting Translucency

CAA will spotlight a new body of work in a new colour palette from ceramicist Sasha Wardell during London Craft Week. Sasha Wardell has over 30 yearsí experience in the world of bone china and porcelain. Having studied in two centres of excellence Ė Stoke-on-Trent and Limoges, France Ė she has taken elements of the industry and adapted them to a studio environment. Each piece is individually made using industrial processes and techniques which aim to highlight the translucent aspect of the material. Wardellís hallmark style, a distinctive combination of pure white slip cast bone china, treated with unique decorating techniques and finished in a carefully chosen palette of muted, subtle colours, has made her work highly collectible. She is also a sought-after teacher who runs residential courses in South West France in the summer months.

Tide vessels. Photo: Mark Lawrence

Shoal dishes. Photo: Mark Lawrence

Jewellery and Portable Sculpture

Combining a playful approach to making jewellery with more familiar sculptural territory, glass artist Angela Thwaites has created a host of colourful artworks in glass where contrasting interests and practices merge together. Some of them are wearable, some of them are pretending to be wearable, all of them are sculptural, portrayed on a miniature scale. The forms have been created with a duality of geometric and organic characteristics designed and made using digital and physical practices and processes together.

Gold turquoise ring thing, cast glass. Photo: Dave Lawson

Croissanty, cast glass. Photo: Dave Lawson 

London Craft Week Events:


Saturday 12 May, 11am-1pm

Metalsmith Adi Toch will share thoughts on her practice, with special attention given to issues around inherent and acquired value of crafted objects, and discuss these with the group.

Tickets are £15 including coffee/tea. Booking is essential and places are strictly limited. Contact the gallery on 020 7620 0086 or shop@caa.org.uk to book.

Slip casting demonstration

Saturday 12 May, 2.30-5pm

Ceramicist Sasha Wardell will do an exclusive long slip casting demonstration during which she will cast and assemble a bone china tea set to include tea pot, tea bowl and saucer in real time. She will also demonstrate some decorating techniques. 

This event is free. Drop in and out or stay for the entire process.

Meet the Maker

Saturday 12 May, 2.30-5pm

During this informal event, glass artist Angela Thwaites will talk about her current practice and research and will show visitors examples of model preparation and hand finishing, and how she has been using a 3D print pen. Angela will engage visitors by showing how a filament builds up to create a 3D object. 

This event is free and drop-in.

London Craft Week 9-12 May 2018
See the website for further information and other events.



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