Modern Craft Auctions and Valuations

Modern Craft Auctions


From ceramics to glass, silversmithing to jewellery, textiles to furniture making, crafts have played a complicated and multifaceted role in the cultural, social and art historical history of contemporary Britain that has sometimes been overlooked. During the last few decades the distinctions between art, design and craft have become increasingly blurred and crafts growing significance was demonstrated over the pandemic as the number of buyers of contemporary craft increased by over 270%, whilst over the last 15 years craft sales in Britain alone have tripled to over £3 billion.

In particular, its growing importance is recognised by a younger audience keen to invest in physical disciplines, the artists and their stories. In a world often revolving around the impersonal, modern craft objects have become a conduit for the imagination in our homes, and there has been a growing transformation of outlook concerned with the importance placed on the integrity of the material and ideas.

We are delighted to present, promote and champion contemporary craft in our flagship MODERN MADE auctions in central London bi-annually. Previous editions have featured works by Modern Masters including Wendy Ramshaw, Akiko Hirai, Magdelene Odundo, Jennifer Lee, Ndidi Ekubia, Junko Mori, Adi Toch, Nan Nan Liu, David Watkins, Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, Liam Flynn, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and Peter Chang but to name a few.


Experience & Passion 

Our specialist Philip Smith is recognised as one of the leading auction specialists in modern & contemporary craft in the UK. Philip’s experience and passion for this area, together with a wide network of contacts and strong links to leading experts, makers and museums and a dedication to sourcing some of the best examples make these auctions some of the leading events in the auction calendar in this discipline. 



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