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  • MeMeTotem, Adam Nathaniel Furman, 2013. Photo: Adam Nathaniel Furman

Space Craft

Exploring craft inspired by architecture and the influence of making in architectural studios

Space Craft: Architecture meets Making is a partnership exhibtion with Habitat, curated by Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts magazine. It features the work of ten creative practices: makers who are inspired by architecture and a new generation of architects that put the physical act of making at the heart of their work.

Works include a piece from the Crafts Council Collection by celebrated ceramicist Edmund de Waal, willow sculptures by Laura Ellen Bacon, vibrant 3D-printed ceramics by Adam Nathaniel Furman and an entire cityscape made of wood and inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales by FleaFollyArchitects.

Curator Grant Gibson says:

Throughout my career as a journalist, writer and editor of magazines such as Blueprint and Crafts I've always been fascinated by work that attempts to break the perceived boundaries of its discipline and by artists, designers and architects who transgress their respective creative ghettos. If COLLECT sets out to prove that making is completely relevant to the fine art world, then Space Craft suggests it is vital to architecture too.

Wheaton #1, Vanessa Cutler, 2011, Crafts Council Collection: G101. Photo: Nick Moss

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