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The New Ethics of Craftsmanship

Loewe’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson and the Design Museum’s Co-Director Deyan Sudjic discuss ethics in craft.

Jonathan Anderson and Deyan Sudjic examine notions of ethics and responsibility within contemporary craft practice. Spotlighting various projects in this year’s Loewe craft prize, the pair will explore how today’s changing world is impacting craft production, and how makers are responding.

Part of Craft Conversations in collaboration with the LOEWE FOUNDATION.

Image credit: Ernst Gamperl

Image credit: Joonyong Kim, Republic of Korea ‘Tears in the Sunset’, glass, 480 x 480 x 43 mm. 2014

Image credit: Ashley YK Yeo, Singapore ‘Arbitrary Metrics II’, hand cut paper, dimensions variable. 2015

Image credit: Rita Soto, Chile ‘Folds of Memory’, horsehair, vegetal fiber, copper, stainless silver, dimensions variable. 2017

Image credit: Aneta Regel, United Kingdom ‘Raining Stones’, granite, quartz, basalt, feldspar, porcelain, crank, slip, glaze, dimensions variable. 2017

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/Concession: £8
Members: £9

Craft Conversations is part of London Craft Week, an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.


Related exhibition

LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organise educational programs and protect cultural heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, design and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.

Background image: Christopher Kurtz, United States‘Singularity’, hand-carved basswood and milk paint, 914 x 3657 x 2057 mm. 2012