CAA at Collect

The International Art Fair for modern craft and design at Saatchi Gallery

28 February – 3 March 2019  

This spring, Contemporary Applied Arts is back at Collect, the International Art Fair for modern craft and design at the Saatchi Gallery, London. On display will be work by maker members from all our represented disciplines, beautifully complementing and enhancing each other. 

Our stand at this year’s Collect will continue our series of showcases and exhibitions celebrating our 70th anniversary, inviting the wider public to find out more about our history and how it informs the present and future of our organisation. Our display will focus on the innate harmony between the work of all our maker members and on the non-hierarchical approach of showing remarkable objects of varying materials and styles side by side, which is so characteristic of our multi-disciplinary organisation. 

New to Collect this year will be furniture maker Hugh Miller whose ‘Francis Writing Desk’ will be revealed to the public for the first time. A new group of jewellery by Catherine Martin will also be launched at the Fair. 

Other highlights will include three wall pieces from the ‘Schiffli’ series by textile artist Alice Kettle, who has recently been honoured with a solo exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. 

By showing work in multi-disciplinary tableaux, we are able to present a large number of our maker members at Collect. Participants include makers from across the disciplines. Ceramics: Christie Brown, Tessa Eastman, Fenella Elms, Tanya Gomez, Chris Keenan, Gabriele Koch, Susan Nemeth, Anna Silverton. Furniture: David Gates, Hugh Miller, Christian O’Reilly. Glass: Margaret Alston, Katharine Coleman, Charlie Macpherson, Colin Reid, Lindean Mill, Amanda Simmons. Jewellery: Zoe Arnold, Tania Clarke Hall, Catherine Martin. Metal: Juliette Bigley, Rebecca de Quin, Cara Murphy, Simone ten Hompel. Paper: Kuniko Maeda. Textiles: Jilli Blackwood, Susie Freeman, Ali Holloway, Alice Kettle, Margo Selby, Katharine Swailes. Wood: Peter Archer, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Caroline Sharp, Wycliffe Stutchbury, plus more at the gallery. 


Alice Kettle, Thursday 28 February, 2:00pm

Alice Kettle’s work explores the deep material connection of the cultural and human condition. Widely admired for her technical innovation and creative vision, her unique approach to stitching, working at large scale and representation of complex narrative and symbolism have influenced a generation of textile artists. Her most recent, acclaimed solo exhibition (2018/19) at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester addressed difficult contemporary issues.

Hugh Miller, Saturday 2 March, 11:30am

Hugh Miller is a designer and applied artist specialising in studio furniture in wood. Trained as an architect, Miller sees his work as small pieces of architecture, where the concept is embedded in the intricacy of the detail. Influenced by Japanese design and the English Arts and Crafts Movement, Miller creates beautifully crafted, timeless objects for the home. CAA is delighted to present Miller for his first outing at with a gallery at Collect.

CAA at Collect 2019

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London SW3 4RY

T: 020  7806 2500

Visitor Information

Opening times:
Thursday 28 February: 11am-5pm
Friday 1 March – Sunday 3 March: 11am-6pm
Admission: £22/£16.50 

Kunika Maeda: 'Swan'

Margaret Alston: White Pate de Verre Vessel 2016/2017

Cara Murphy: Enamel and silver bowls
Christian O'Reilly: Oak and glass table

Christie Brown: 'Chien et Loup' (Between the Dog and the Wolf) 2003–4


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