47.7 cm high
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About the artwork
A collaborative project with Waterford embracing traditional crystal cutting techniques and engaging deep cuts to create depth and exaggerated forms.
This unique collaboration combines Waterford's longstanding hand craftsmanship with innovative design to create a distinctive piece of art. Crystaleyezed depicts a selection of crystal cut faces around the vase's centre, flanked by intricate geometric shapes, successfully marrying Craig & Karl's signature style with Waterford's traditional artisan approach.
Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants’ Quay in the heart of the Irish harbour town of Waterford. Its founders were two brothers, William and George Penrose, who were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to “create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home.” More than two hundred years later, the reputation established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries.
About the designers
Specialising in illustration and art direction; Craig Redman and Karl Maier live in different parts of the world (New York and London respectively) but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. Between them they have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre, as well as multiple exhibitions at colette, Paris.
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Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.