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CRAFTING A DIFFERENCE – COLLECT EDITION – IS NOW OPEN FOR IN-PERSON VISITS

Visit In Person

From Monday 12th April – 30th April

SoShiro, 23 Welbeck Street,
London, W1G 8DZ

Booking Essential

OR CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO START THE VIRTUAL 3D TOUR

Visit Floor 5 on the Virtual 3D Tour to see this room.
Cavaliero Finn artists, shown in this picture:
Katharine Swailes – tapestry
Simon Gaiger – metal sculpture
Annie Turner – ceramic sculpture
Daniel Reynolds – a selection of large hand-built pots
Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, Vessel and jaggedart
Butler Cabinet by our host Shiro Muchiri

From Monday the 12th of April until the 30th of April, Crafting a Difference at SoShiro will be receiving visitors to the exhibition, in person.


Designed to coincide with the launch of the Crafts Council’s annual art fair Collect 2021 this is a physical exhibition of innovative craftsmanship housed in a beautiful townhouse in Marylebone, London. Curated by Brian Kennedy, this second edition of Crafting a Difference brings together more than 200 pieces of work in ceramics, wood, glass, metals, textiles, paint, paper, and plastic by over 70 artists from Cavaliero Finn, jaggedart, MADEINBRITALY, Ting-Ying Gallery and Vessel Gallery. The exhibition is supported by the Michelangelo Foundation and the Loewe Foundation. 

Now that COVID restrictions have lifted this exhibition can now be seen in-person and via the virtual 3D tour. 

Visit Floor 1 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room.
Cavaliero Finn artists, shown in this picture.
Hannah Tounsend – wall work
Caron Penney – tapestries
Cecilia Moore – coloured metal sculpture installation

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, MADEINBRITALY and Ting Ying

Featured artists from the Cavaliero Finn portfolio are as follows:
Angela Charles, Annie Turner, Ashraf Hanna, Akiko Hirai, Björk Haraldsdóttir, Caron Penney, Cecilia Moore, Daniel Reynolds, Frances Priest, Hannah Tounsend, Ikuko Iwamoto, Jacy Wall, Katharine Swailes, Matthew Chambers, Mimi Joung, Nicholas Lees, and Simon Gaiger

Visit Floor 1 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture.
Björk Haraldsdóttir – black and white geometric vessels
Cecilia Moore – metal sculpture

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, Vessel and MADEINBRITALY

“The craft sector has been hit hard by the pandemic, yet it’s also been a very creative time for many makers, artists and gallerists. For ‘Crafting a Difference’, not only do we have makers from Kenya, France, Spain, Japan, Argentina, China, UK, USA, Italy, Ireland, Egypt, Brazil, Scandinavia, Chile, Korea, Iceland and Vietnam, but a wide mix of materials and methods are being explored. Our intention is clear: to illustrate that now, more than ever, the process of creation, is undeniably a deep-rooted, unifying force.”

Brian Kennedy curator

Visit Floor 4 of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this grey room just off the landing

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture:

Installation of cut and altered vessels (priced individually) by Ashraf Hanna
Where was I? painting by Angela Charles
Visit Floor 1 Back Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture:
Matthew Chambers – circular sculpture
Jacy Wall – tapestry

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, Vessel and MADEINBRITALY
“It’s incredibly exciting to host the debut of ‘Crafting A Difference’ at SoShiro and to finally be able to welcome visitors in person to our space” says SoShiro founder Shiro Muchiri. “This show brings together over 200 objects from across the globe, focusing on the beauty of making and all the varied elements intrinsic to work created by hand.”
Visit Floor 4 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room.

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture:
Ikuko Iwamoto – wall sculptures

Also shown:
Pepper grinders by our host – Shiro Muchiri
Visit Floor 5 of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room:
Annie Turner – ceramic sculptures
Collection Kirkcaldy Patterns IV – set of five ceramic sculptures – Cavaliero Finn artist Frances Priest
Visit Floor 2 Back Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room

Watermelon Sugar Series of Sculptures – Cavaliero Finn artist Mimi Joung

Shown alongside work represented by Crafting a Difference gallery MADEINBRITALY
Visit Floor 1 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see this work by Nicholas Lees
Visit Floor 1 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture:
Wielhelm Scream orange metal sculpture – Simon Gaiger
Balancing Act II – Cecilia Moore

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference gallery Vessel
Visit Floor 5 landing of the Virtual 3D Tour to see

Kinectic sculpture by Daniel Reynolds

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference gallery Ting Ying
Green Floating Bowl by Cavaliero Finn artist Nicholas Lees

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference gallery jaggedart
Visit Floor 1 Back Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room

Cavaliero Finn artists shown in this picture:
Matthew Chambers – circular sculpture
Jacy Wall – tapestry
Akiko Hirai moon jar

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, Ting Ying, jaggedart, and Vessel
Cabinets by our host Shiro Muchiri
Visit Floor 2 Front Room of the Virtual 3D Tour to see the work in this room.

Collection of five ceramic sculptures – Frances Priest
Statement Elliptoid ceramic vessels – Hannah Tounsend
Framed ceramic sculpture – Ikuko Iwamoto

Other work represented by Crafting a Difference galleries, jaggedart and Ting Ying

This exhibition truly has been a mammoth achievement for everyone involved and we are particularly grateful to curator Brian Kennedy and Shiro Muchiri and her team who have worked tirelessly on behalf of all the galleries. Organising two editions of an exhibition during a national lockdown, enabling each gallery to install their work in relay to keep everyone safe has been no mean feat and we can’t thank them enough.  Shiro Muchiri and her team have been first-class hosts, so kind and accomodating sharing their wonderful gallery space. 

Please bear in mind that to keep visitors and gallerists safe during the exhibition, there will be strict control of the numbers of people in the building at any one time. If you would like to arrange a tour with either Juliana or Debra please just drop us a line after booking your slot and we will endeavour to be present during your visit.

During the course of our time at SoShiro for Crafting a Difference – Collect Edition, our posts will look at the artists’ work more closely, featuring a series of detailed images, artists’ interviews, and videos.

We’ll also be posting daily updates on our social media feeds so, if you don’t follow us already, please do using the links below.

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