London Glassblowing stole the show at Collect 2019
London Glassblowing gave an opportunity for visitors to view the work of some of the best makers from around the world.
Collect: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, and provides an opportunity to discover and invest in exceptional work produced in the last five years by living artists.
The show, which run at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 28 February- 3 March, displayed new pieces from the country’s top glass makers such as Louis Thompson, Anthony Scala and founder Peter Layton on stand 7.1. One of the highlights included the work of Tim Rawlinson, who had a hugely successful solo exhibition in the gallery during November.
Meanwhile, continuing their successful collaboration, Thompson worked closely with leading graphic designer and environmental activist Sophie Thomas to create a piece that highlighted issues surrounding marine waste for Collect Open, the area of the fair that put the spotlight on experimental installations.
London Glassblowing also had an unexpected visitor with the arrival of Sir David Attenborough who seemed to love the stunning pieces on display.
Importantly at the same time, London Glassblowing throws open its own gallery doors on Bermondsey Street for a ’fringe’ exhibition entitled Gather, which will feature work from the best of the artists showing at Collect as well as Layne Rowe, Elliot Walker, Jochen Ott and recent RCA graduate Laura McKinley.