Handmade: Exhibition focuses on British talent

04.05.2010 Britain : British : England

London – A new exhibition that celebrates British craft showcases the production story behind the items on display.

Handmade: A British Craft Exhibition, hosted by department store Fortnum & Mason, will showcase pieces such as mugs made of Cornish clay which reflect the landscape of the county in their colour. Ceramic ice cream is also on display, to highlight rituals such as the way we eat with our eyes first.

‘Each piece has an individual heart and soul in it, something you never get from a mass produced item,’ Jane Carr, curator of the exhibition tells LS:N Global.

The exhibition will feature around 500 handcrafted items that cover ceramics, glass and silver, while two ‘Craft Conversations’ will allow craftsmen and women speak about their creations and demonstrate their working practices.

Brands are increasingly moving away from excess to focus on craftsmanship and the story behind their products – see our Alphalux trend report for more on this shift to an emotional engagement with design.

The exhibition will run until June 20.

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