Winners of Jerwood Makers Open 2013

Nahoko Kojima - ByakuSince it was first awarded in 2010, the Jerwood Makers Open has established itself as one of the UK’s premier awards for applied artists. Unlike other competitions, the artist’s ideas are central – there is no submission theme or curated pathway, and the award itself is a £7,500 commission for new work. Let me introduce you to this year’s five winners (from over two hundred entries), starting with the amazing paper sculpture of Nahoko Kojima.  Continue reading

Washi – traditional paper of Japan

Washi - Japanese paper

I know what you’re going to say. Norwich is a long way for a day trip from London so why are you suggesting we go there for an exhibition? I apologise, but I couldn’t resist telling you about the Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts Gallery. And you could always make a weekend of it, couldn’t you? Continue reading