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New work at CAA: Rainbow hoop earrings by Grainne Morton https://t.co/sBJnKkWHPYTue May 23 12:00:03 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Bloomin' Jewels: Romily Saumarez Smith Romily Saumarez Smith's miniature artworks are often based on minute... https://t.co/EW6qICLN3MTue May 23 07:30:03 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Great colours and texture in these decorated earthenware pieces by Barry Stedman, on display now at CAA.⠀ .⠀ "My c…… https://t.co/T3PMmVeIsYTue May 23 07:22:31 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
New work at CAA: hand carved solid English oak bench by Alison Crowther https://t.co/HTxIQmxzq8Mon May 22 12:00:03 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Bloomin' Jewel: Hans Stofer Hans Stofer’s practice covers a variety of media, but frequently metals. His... https://t.co/SAq1yZNgBXMon May 22 07:30:04 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Our Object of the Week is a piece from our Bloomin' Jewels exhibition - 'Pushpa' floral ring by Flora Bhattachary …… https://t.co/JbHuJveDCvMon May 22 07:16:14 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Object of the Week: 'Pushpa' floral ring by Flora Bhattachary Flora Bhattachary has drawn inspiration from the... https://t.co/VRJiHQR31WSat May 20 11:30:04 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Chelsea Fringe starts today! We’re thrilled to be presenting our exhibition ‘Bloomin’ Jewels’ as part of the... https://t.co/h5NjBPj7LWSat May 20 09:26:23 +0000 2017 AGO Reply Tweet Favorite
Contemporary Applied Arts is London's original multi-disciplinary applied arts gallery and they champion and promote only the very best of British craft. The objects and purposes of CAA are wholly charitable and are to preserve, promote and advocate for fine craftsmanship in the United Kingdom. In particular, they aim to further the study and understanding of the crafts in the UK by encouraging people to learn from CAA’s activities, exhibitions and displays and to act as a champion for the crafts, working to ensure that excellence in the applied arts is recognised, valued, experienced and enjoyed by the widest possible audiences.
They work with different Southwark-based groups, providing learning sessions which are designed to encourage engagement and participation in crafts and active making. Encouraging a sense of local pride and giving a better understanding of Southwark’s rich creative history within the community.
CAA work with three diverse audiences: school aged children, youth (teenagers) and older residents. The approach taken with each group is tailored to their needs and learning abilities, encouraging the development of skills. Each group works with a dedicated craft maker/artist throughout the project, with a focus on a single discipline. The sessions have a social element, fostering discussion and interaction amongst participants and craft leaders.
Feedback is very positive from participants
‘I really enjoyed the entire three days of the workshop. It was extremely engaging, it stirred the imagination and for someone like me, who finds art of any sort difficult and not my thing, I was quite glad, grateful for the opportunity to learn and try my hand at it. The teachers were very helpful and encouraging.’
‘You’ve got something good going on here—it’s like paradise to me, it opens the mind!’ – Blackfriars Settlement participants
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CAA are a membership organisation, comprising 350 leading British-based makers, professionals who create unique pieces in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, paper, textiles, wood and furniture - demonstrating a perfect harmony of technical skill and artistic vision. CAA’s Southwark Street gallery is a respected place for learning about, appreciating and purchasing contemporary craft.
Registered Charity No 235914