Loewe Craft Prize 2018

Worth 50,000 euros, the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize, celebrating excellence in craftsmanship, calls for submission until 31 October 2017.

Last year, the Loewe Foundation launched the international annual Loewe Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. With the aim to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognize artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future, in its first year the Prize received nearly 4,000 submissions from 75 countries. (A detailed article about the winners and other highlights will are published in the current summer edition of Art Aurea, which you can order here.) Now the annual competition starts its second term.

Ernst Gamperl, designated jury member of the upcoming competition points out what he will be seeking for in the entries: „The key thing is, that I get moved and touched by the object. Goosbumps for example are a good sign.“ The wood artist, winner of the first Loewe Craft Prize obviously did just that himself by convincing the jury with his wooden vessels he had shaped from the trunk of a 300-year-old oak that had been uprooted by a storm.

All entries should be an original work, handmade or partly handmade. The objects must fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewelry, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper or wood. Being one-of-a-kind they should have been created in the last five years, have won no prizes previously and demonstrate artistic intent.

More information here: craftprize.loewe.com

Loewe Craft Prize, Ernst-Gamperl, Wood objects, wood art

First Prize 2017: Tree of Life 2 by Ernst Gamperl, 2016. Oak, 53 × 51 × 92 cm

Loewe Craft Prize, Ernst-Gamperl, Wood objects, wood art

Ernst Gamperl in his workshop in Steingaden. Photo Ernst Gamperl

Loewe Craft Prize, Yoshiaki Kojiro, Glass art, glass design, glass

Mentioning 2017: Structural Blue by Yoshiaki Kojiro, 2015. Glass powder, copper oxide powder, 54 × 54 × 39 cm

Loewe Craft Prize, Yoshiaki Kojiro, Glaskunst, Glasdesign, Glas

Yoshiaki Kojiro in seinem Atelier.

Loewe Craft Prize, Artesanías Panikua, wheat fiber

Mention 2017: Tata Curiata by Artesanías Panikua, 2016. Wheat fiber, Ø 143 cm

Loewe Craft Prize, Artesanías Panikua, wheat fiber

Artesanias Panikua at the award ceremony on 10 April in Madrid.

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