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Collect 2012

Collect 2012

The international fair for contemporary objects, plus theartsdesk in-conversation event and ticket offer

Bracelet, Giovanni CorvajaCourtesy Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon

Collect is the international art fair for exquisitely crafted contemporary objects. Launched in 2004 by the Crafts Council, the fair represents galleries from around the world and showcases the best ceramic, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, furniture and fine metalwork by new and established artists.

Phoenix (handcarved stoneware) Halima Cassell, courrtesy of Bluecoat DisplayNational museums that have purchased work for their permanent collections include the British Museum and the V&A, but the fair is equally popular with private collectors and members of the public who get the chance to see and buy work from leading artists (pictured right: Phoenix, Halima Cassell; courtesy Bluecoat Display Centre).

This year’s artists including Paralympics medal designer Lin Cheung, glass artist Steffen Dam, whose hand-engraved pieces evoke scientific specimen jars, and master craftsman Giovanni Corvaja, whose bold but delicate jewellery designs take several painstaking months to complete (pictured: bracelet). There's also a Project Space on the second floor which will feature ten large-scale installations by artists with a focus on textiles and furniture.

Exclusive Ticket Offer: The Crafts Council is offering readers two tickets for £15 to Collect 2012. Book by 6pm on Thursday 10 May 2012 and quote C12ARTS

Call 0844 481 8898 or visit Collect website 

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