Presenting a curated show:
“Transfiguration (n): a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state”,
Featuring Kari Furre (fish-leather and metalwork), Joel Parkes (wood and pewter), Tom Palmer (advanced materials) and Anita Carnell (hand-stitched leather).
Engaging a collaborative approach the artists present a practical and conceptual response to the narrative of ‘Transfiguration’. The approach explores the notion of Conceptual Craft where the artist’s conceptual vision intersects with, and is realised by, material and process. The artists engage traditional skilled craft process, as well as developing new marriages of materials and techniques in order to convey their vision.
The responses range from a literal transformation of raw material to an installation exploring the process of metamorphosis.
Curator Charlotte Bowater seeks not to limit visitors to simply regarding beauty and skill in the work present, but for the objects themselves to prompt inner exploration of the notion of Transfiguration. Visitors are therefore invited into an immersive experience.
The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3.
Thursday 22 February: 12 – 7 pm
Friday 23 February: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday 24 February: 11am – 6 pm
Sunday 25 February: 11am – 6 pm
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Guilded artists sensational at Decorex 2015
Two artists represented by Guilded will appear at Decorex 2015 for the first time (20-23rd September, Syon Park, London).
Chesneys (Stand E27) are displaying three works by shell artist Blott Kerr Wilson, already described as sensational by other stand holders during set up.
Bert & May (Stand E17) are featuring Tom Palmer’s extraordinary Constellation mirror within their headlining launch of the ‘Bigger Box’.
Both artists have an international following and spend much of their time responding to custom commissions so this is a rare opportunity for visitors at Decorex to experience the power of their art in person.
Orion Triptych Commission
Earlier this year Guilded commissioned Tom Palmer on behalf of a client in the Hamptons, USA. The location: a contemporary barn with a voluminous open plan space.
The context: the dining area, to sit in harmony with existing contemporary dining table and chairs and an antique cabinet.
The minutiae: Responding to a preference for Palmer’s themes exploring space and galaxies, Guilded looked at the contextual materials and scale and invited the client to contribute their view of what they might like to achieve.
The result: at 3 metres by 2 metres the decision was made to create a triptych – for efficient shipping and practicality in hanging, and also in the practical sense of physically moving, manipulating and creating a piece of the scale required given the techniques involved.
We were delighted that the commission was selected for feature by the Robb Report’s Home & Style Issue – September/October Iss 2015. Please click here and scroll down to view.
A highlight of the Christmas rush on deliveries: ‘Blackthorn Candelabra’ by Tom Palmer Studio.
Commissioned by Siobhan Mooney for a client of her eponymous interior design firm in Edinburgh, this candelabra/table sculpture is fashioned from engineered and jointed antlers naturally shed by Red, Sika and Roe deer. The technique enables commissions to varying sizes, in this case to just over 1 metre in length, and for other furnishings including tables – see ‘Fell Table‘ shown on the Guilded website and now in Aspen.
The antlers are covered in a hard wearing black gesso, covered in a matt polished finish. This is set with spherical candle holders in a deeply patinated and oil rubbed brass.
This piece was featured on the cover of House & Garden magazine, Nov 2014.