Jerwood Visual Arts Announces The Five Artists Selected For Jerwood Makers Open 2013

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) has announced today the five artists selected for Jerwood Makers Open 2013: a unique commissioning opportunity which recognises rising stars in the world of applied arts. The completed commissions will be presented for the first time in an exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 10 July until 25 August 2013, before touring the UK.

Conceptual maker Maisie Broadhead, jeweller Linda Brothwell, ceramicist Adam Buick, paper artist Nahoko Kojima and textile artist Roanna Wells have each been awarded a commission of £7,500, which will afford them a unique opportunity to freely develop new ideas central to their individual practice. With processes spanning embroidery and paper cutting to photography and film installation, the selected artists each employ high quality craftsmanship to explore and challenge traditional thinking in applied arts.

These five artists were selected for Jerwood Makers Open from over 200 UK-wide applications, by an independent panel comprising internationally acclaimed designer Edward Barber, Director of Stanley Picker Gallery David Falkner, and artist and editor Bonnie Kemske.

JVA, 10 July until 25 August 2013, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN.


1. Roanna Wells, Election Protest – Bolotnaya Square, Moscow,2011, © Roanna Wells
2. Maisie Broadhead, Sitting At A Machine, © Maisie Broadhead
3. Linda Brothwell, Happiness For Daily Life CakeSlice, © Linda Brothwell
4. Adam Buick, Intertidal Jar, © Adam Buick
5. Nahoko Kojima, The Cloud Leopard, © Nahoko Kojima