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November 2018 Post Sale Press Release

Maak’s Largest Ever Auction Highlights Strength of Female Presence in the Ceramics Market

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.

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The Art of Sake - An Essay

Sake in Traditional Japanese Culture | An Essay by Shirley Booth

14 November 2018

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.

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The Art of Sake

The Art of Sake

Single owner collection of Sake ware to be offered in November

 Single owner collection of Sake ware to be offered at Maak Ceramics in November 2018

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Jennifer Lee, Winner of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize

Winner of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize

9th May 2018

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.

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Marijke Varrall-Jones in Ceramic Review's Auction Eye (1)

Marijke Varrall-Jones in Ceramic Review's Auction Eye

September/ October 2017

Marijke Varrall-Jones reveals the success of their ceramics sales over the past year and highlights her favourite pieces from recent auctions.

 

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20th Century Art Exhibition

Contemporary Art Exhibition by Zuleika Gallery

“The Legacy of St Ives: Past and Present” 29 April – 27th May

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 £800-20,000

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Material:Earth

"Material: Earth"

Marijke Part of the Panel Discussing Collecting Contemporary Ceramics

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." 

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Maak Valuation Day in Suffolk 14 September 2016

Maak Valuation Day in Suffolk

14 September 2016 at J&J Rawlin's exhibition 'Compass Points'

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. 

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Bernard Leach: Drawings at The Cambridge Book and Print Gallery

Bernard Leach: Drawings at The Cambridge Book and Print Gallery

April 19 - 30 Oxford | May 3 - 14 Cambridge

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.

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Marijke Varrall-Jones in Ceramic Review's Auction Eye

Marijke Varrall-Jones in Ceramic Review's Auction Eye

4 April 2016

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.

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