Young Masters is delighted to be participating in Collect 2018, showcasing selected works with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The Young Masters Art Prize is an international prize awarding emerging and established contemporary artists who celebrate the skill and innovation of art of the past. The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize gives a separate platform for ceramics. At Collect 2018, Young Masters is pleased to present some of the most promising artists from previous editions of the prize, alongside specially invited touring artists. All participating artists show an exceptional command of the medium of ceramics alongside an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will be presenting a selection of artworks from Young Masters ceramicists, including:
Mary O’ Malley
Highlights include a solo focus presentation of new works by Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize 2017 winner Lucille Lewin. Lewin’s latest works in porcelain and glass are part of an ongoing series The Time Between The Time. Phoebe Cummings, recent winner of the BBC Women’s Hour Craft Prize, describes ‘a sense of alchemy, quietly resolving itself into a new understanding of who we are in relation to our bodies as we approach the future.’ Lewin will be participating in a booth talk on Thursday 22nd February at 15:15 with curator and collector Preston Fitzgerald. The two will discuss Lewin’s unique and evolving practice and her complex processes of making.
Following his critically acclaimed, Arts Council funded Wunderkammer installation at Collect 2017, Matt Smith, winner of the 2014 Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize, will be debuting Wunderkammer ii at this year’s fair. In this latest project, Smith integrates new subversive and comical forms with white Parian and found ceramics.
In addition, Alice Couttoupes, Dirk Staschke and Zemer Peled will be participating in a specially curated project, titled Focus on Limoges. These three ceramicists were recently represented in the exhibition C’est le bouquet!’, June 2017 – February 2018, which took place at Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, the home of 19th century French porcelain. Diverse in style and approach, they are united by their shared interpretation of flora and fauna through the medium of ceramics.