I don't know if my love of all things craft comes from being a maker myself, my upbringing or is just an inherent passion, however one of the things about MADE London I am most excited about is seeing the work of other exhibitors. I have already spent a small fortune in my mind looking at the work on the website before I have had any sales myself! I have been a visitor to lots of craft shows and have a small, growing collection of contemporary craft which I treasure. I thought I would write about some of the craftspeople I am looking forward to seeing. I really like the work of James and Tilla Waters - I own a pot that I bought at Origin a few years ago, I just saw it sitting there and had to have it! It was orange and grey so clearly my love of those two colours has been around awhile.
I love the work of Elaine Bolt. I love the gentle shiny greens and also the dark matt 'naked' clay pieces, the spoons and the larger vessels.
I am looking forward to seeing Mariko Sumioka's new work. Mariko makes beautiful contemporary jewellery inspired by Japanese architecture - pieces are made with extraordinary attention to detail.
Another jeweller who's work I really like is Hannah Bedford. Being a fan of dots and multiples I especially like Hannah's granulated collection.
I am also looking forward to seeing the work of Claire Moynihan in person, having seen her amazing work featured on Colossal.
This is just a tiny, tiny selection of makers out of the 100+ exhibitors. There will be so much to see I really recommend a visit! You can get 2for1 tickets here :-)