Charlotte Bowater

Art agent and consultant

Charlotte your turnkey agent for your art requirements, with a specialism in the field of contemporary art and collectible design. She is devoted to promoting excellence, skilfully guiding clients and supporting artists through projects with a professional and 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 expertly guides 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, problem solving where necessary 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.


This website offers an insight into some of the artist with whom Charlotte works. The artists featured engage Charlotte Bowater as their personal agent. Guilded works with many more on an ad-hoc basis for a single commission or major project where guidance and support is required.

Client List

Guilded offers a personal and confidential service to clients.  We do not identify private clients and offer a sample list below of interior design clients where Guilded is not restricted by non-disclosure agreements.

  • Areen Design
  • Tory Burch Global Store Design
  • Dell Mitchell Architects
  • Rodney Lawrence Inc
  • Catalfano Interiors
  • PolyArt (China)
  • HSH Interiors (USA)
  • Daniel Roumualdez Architects
  • Canvas Art Consultants (Asia)
  • Ken Fulk (San Francisco)
  • Powell & Bonnell (Canada)
  • Markham Roberts (USA)
  • Gara & Company (USA)
  • Sansiri (Thailand) w/Ralph Lauren
  • ICArt (Oslo)
  • Tocha Project (Los Angeles)
  • Francie Readman Interiors
  • Eugene Lawrence & Co
  • EC Group (LA)
  • Richard Hallberg Interior Design
  • Emmar Development (Dubai)

Custom Art

All our artists welcome commissions to custom-make art, whether based on an existing design or fully bespoke. Discover the process…..

Upcoming events

“I recall that conversation when you offered help and guidance with the presentation and marketing of my work. Your support has been invaluable, particularly with looking after clients and organising challenging overseas sales to places which require getting to grips with and discreetly sorting out the niggles that can arise along the way.

I appreciate your elegance in serving the requirements of clients and advising them on all matters such as finish, position, display and installation while giving professional and personal service to me. I see us as a partnership – and a jolly efficient one!”  Anne Curry (Sculpture)