Rosanna Dodds picks highlights at the international fair for modern craft and design at Somerset House.
Back for its 16 year, Collect, the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft, will be showcasing the work of over 400 artists from February 27 to March 1. This will be the fair’s first year at Somerset House, where exhibitors from 25 countries will showcase an overarching collection of contemporary craft.
For this year’s Collect, glass will give pottery a run for its money. As the medium becomes increasingly desired in collecting circles, artists have met the demand by pushing the boundaries of what can be created. Bethany Wood, represented by London-based Vessel Gallery, uses her multi-textured works to capture fleeting brush strokes; Bullseye Projects’ Joshua Kerley will present new riffs on kiln-glass; and Joon-Yong Kim’s crop of thickly cast vessels is to be showcased by Gallery Sklo, Korea’s first gallery to specialise in contemporary glass sculptures and objects.