The Loewe World Craft Prize finalists 2018
The Loewe World Craft Prize announce the 30 finalists for this years prize, congratulations to Joe Hogan (basket making) and Deirdre McLoughlin, (ceramics) the two Irish makers shortlisted this year.
30 shortlisted artists for the 2018 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize. Each finalists’ work will be exhibited at The Design Museum, London from 4 May – 17 June 2018.
About the Craft Prize
The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.
For the 2018 edition, a panel of 11 experts convened in Madrid for two days to review all presented works and select the shortlist. In their deliberations, the panel sought to identify the most outstanding works in terms of technical accomplishment, innovation and artistic vision.
Regarding the selection process, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Executive Secretary of the LOEWE Craft Prize Experts Panel, stated: ‘This year the judging was harder than prior years, with the standard of applicants impressively high across every category. Our chosen works reflect an almost alchemical manipulation of each medium’s possibilities and reward those who have mastered traditional skills in order to transform them for the contemporary age. The selected finalists —who range in age from 27 to 76— are a multigenerational snapshot of the utmost excellence in craft today.’For more information click here.