Despite transport links in London being on the verge of collapsing, the Jerwood Space’s Contemporary Makers exhibition drew a good crowd on Tuesday, its opening night.
Seven contemporary makers won funding from the charitable arts foundation to present work that explores “the unknown, the virtual, the risk and desire of making”.
Among the selected was Julia Lohmann, who worked with a zoologist for her project. She created a series of objects from porcelain, leather, rubber and plastic and introduced marine organisms to decorate the pieces with a lace-like pattern.
Fellow London-based design duo Committee presented a retrospective of its work, including a showcase of the bric-a-brac that so far has failed to make it into their project, most of which use discarded objects as a starting point.
The other winners were weaver Ismini Samanidou, textile designer Linda Florence, lighting designer Claire Norcross, knitter Rachael Matthews and digital craftsman Geoffrey Mann. The exhibition will be open until 19 July.
image Geoffrey Mann
image Julia Lohmann
image Linda Florence
image Rachael Matthews