Charlotte Bowater is the agent of choice for collectors and design professionals seeking distinct artwork custom-made to reflect their taste, requirements and aspirations.
Art agent and consultant
Charlotte is the turnkey figure in the field of material and process led contemporary art and craftsmanship. She is devoted to promoting excellence, skilfully guiding clients and supporting artists through projects with a professional light touch.
Her experience at the highest level of the art and luxury goods sectors, from collection management to client service and more, combine to a unique and sought after skill set.
Charlotte has an acute appreciation and eye for the skills and marques that distinguish the exceptional. Her deep understanding of materials, techniques and process both traditional and contemporary is informed by years of working closely with highly skilled makers and designers.
Passionate about the value of relationship, she offers an expert light touch in guiding clients through the commission process for custom and bespoke orders.
Personal care combines with a distinct professional model through which to procure and commission artists. This ensures your interests are protected and you receive the same level of personal service wherever you are located on the globe. Charlotte Bowater guides projects through to ensure the highest quality standard and timely delivery, including shipping and installation worldwide.
Guilded’s model transcends gallery and the role of artist’s agent. It represents a ‘sweet spot’ between ensuring client interests are met, while closely supporting independent artists to deliver sometimes complex projects to the highest standard which also stimulate their potential.
Charlotte works closely with each artist, understanding their materials and techniques, skill and potential, and attracts major commissions that elevate both the artist and their work. She is a sounding board and is invaluable to both client and artist in understanding and articulating possibilities and expectations.
Charlotte was the first in Great Britain to recognise and internationally promote material and process led designer makers as artists in their own right. Founded in 2010, Guilded’s name pays homage to the ancient tradition of Guilds, the model of which likewise encourage and facilitated the development of skill.
As its origin Guilded sought to reignite the status and regard in which the decorative arts had been held over the centuries. Charlotte Bowater has been a leading light in establishing contemporary collectible and custom design in the lexicon of the arts today.