On Thursday 22 November, Maak London closed their largest sale to date with strong sales across the board and exceptional results for a number of female ceramists. With 78% sale rate from the 303 lots, the market for ceramics continues to strengthen with 105% by value result. The final hammer price for Past and Present Masters, 22 November, was £372,655.read more
As Maak prepares to present The Art of Sake auction from 19-21 November, Shirley Booth, President and Founder of the British Sake Association, gives an insight into the cultural significance of Sake.read more
Single owner collection of Sake ware to be offered at Maak Ceramics in November 2018read more
Jennifer Lee (British, b.1956), a regular artist featuring in Maak's bi-annual auctions, was chosen as the Winner of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, an international competition with 86 participating countries, 1865 submissions and 30 finalists.read more
Marijke Varrall-Jones reveals the success of their ceramics sales over the past year and highlights her favourite pieces from recent auctions.
This pop-up exhibition forms part of the popular Oxfordshire’s Artweek and will showcase original paintings and limited edition prints by some of the leading artists working and associated with St Ives from the early 20th Century to the present day. Prices range from £800-20,000read more
Marijke is looking forward to an evening at "Material: Earth", a major new exhibition celebrating the use of clay in contemporary art. The event is being organised and hosted at the Messum’s pioneering multi-purpose gallery and arts centre in Wiltshire. The exhibition aims to illustrate "how since the 1970’s there has been a quiet but steady progression in the use of ceramics away from studio pottery towards the challenging and immersive arena of contemporary art."read more
We would like to extend an invitation to J&J Rawlin's 'Compass Points: Contemporary Ceramics from the Four Corners of England', their second selling exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics in Aldeburgh, Suffolk as part of the High Tide Festival.
Marijke will be in attendance on Wednesday 14th September, holding a 'Valuation and Consignment Day', offering a free valuation service.read more
The Cambridge Book and Print Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of previously unseen drawings by celebrated potter and founder of the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall, Bernard Leach at their Oxford and Cambridge Galleries. Maak will be previewing a selection of pots by Bernard Leach and Leach Potters at the Oxford reception on Friday 22 April.read more
2015 was an exciting year for ceramics at auction. In the latest edition of Ceramic Review Marijke Varrall-Jones reviews Maak highlights from the past year.read more