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Raw Craft captures a contemporary craft movement, presenting works characterised by a deliberate transparency of technique, materiality and process, evident in their look and feel.
Focussing on furniture, the work displayed reveals a subtle originality in the way that skills and resources are employed, imbuing the furniture with a simplicity yet high quality. For the makers featured, explicit making skills and materials are the central means for exploring ideas.
Curated by the Crafts Council with Michael Marriott, designer, and Brent Dzekciorius, of Phillips de Pury as curatorial advisors, the exhibition presents one-offs, limited editions and prototypes from makers including Peter Marigold, Oscar Narud and Fabien Cappello. The exhibition will be designed by Tomoko Azumi, with graphics by Turnbull Grey.
Brent Dzekciorius is Director of Retail Operations at Phillips de Pury & Company, and was appointed as a Crafts Council Acquisition Advisor in 2011. He is a former director of Johnson Trading Gallery and Moss Gallery, New York, and maintains his own art and design production company DZEK.
Michael Marriott trained in furniture design at the London College of Furniture and the Royal College of Art. He now works and collaborates on a wide range of projects that span exhibition design, curating, writing, product and furniture design, and installation. He was appointed Crafts Council Acquisition Advisor in 2011.