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The Brightest Talents: Collect 2022

Save the Date for Collect 2022, when Design-Nation Showcases the Brightest of British-Based Talent.

Design-Nation returns to Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, at Somerset House, London from 23-27 February 2022.

Design-Nation celebrates craftsmanship with a diverse range of collectible objects across contemporary design and craft. This portfolio of leading UK-based designer-makers will showcase beautiful, multi-hued objects and wall-hung art, sensitively crafted in ceramics, glass, leather, metal, paper, textile and wood.

Exhibits will include 2D and 3D artworks, decorative vessels, jewellery, sculpture and tableware by these talented makers, seven of whom are new to Collect:

Ceramics: Diane Griffin* | Sasha Wardell

Glass: G R Hawes* | Helen Slater Stokes*

Jewellery: Kate Bajic | Ella Fearon-Low | Mari Thomas*

Leather: Janine Partington

Paper: Clare Pentlow*

Textiles: Amelia Ayerst* | Jan Bowman | Margo Selby

Wood: Ash & Plumb* | Christine Meyer-Eaglestone

*Denotes makers who are new to Collect.

The physical showcase at Somerset House will be complemented by an online presence, on and Design-Nation’s websites and other platforms.

Watch out for further announcements about our makers and the amazing new work they are creating for Collect.


Tilda brooch, Ella Fearon-Low, 2021. Photo Jocelyn Low.

14.4 (detail of work in progress), Margo Selby, 2021.

Artefact Vessel #3, Ash & Plumb, 2021.

The Tower, Diane Griffin, 2021.

Notes to Editors

Contact: David Gorrod or Trina Wickenden at Seen PR [email protected] | @seen_pr | Tel +44 (0)1273 722 469

Key dates:

Wednesday 23 February
Media Preview 13.00 – 14.00 (invitation only) Exclusive Preview 14.00 – 18.00 (invitation only) Collectors’ Preview 18.00 – 21.00 (invitation only) Live on exclusively for media and VIPs

Thursday 24 February
Private View Day 10.00 – 18.00 (invitation only and ticket available to purchase) Private View Evening 18.00 – 21.00 (invitation only and ticket available to purchase)

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 February
Open 11.00-18.00 (pre-booked tickets available, COVID restrictions permitting – please continue to monitor for updates)
Live on for all until 6 March 2022

The Collect 2022 Talks Programme

Working with expert voices including curators, collectors, galleries and in collaboration with Crafts Council’s partners and sponsors, Collect 2022 will present a full public programme at Somerset House and online. A series of compelling films, discussions and presentations will bring the very best voices together to celebrate and champion contemporary craft.

About Collect

Collect is one of the world’s most influential fairs focusing on contemporary craft and design and living artists, is presented by the Crafts Council and takes place each year at Somerset House in the heart of London.

Following the success of the online version of Collect 2021, the Fair is excited to be preparing for a physical event in 2022; returning to the beautiful rooms in its home of Somerset House. To create a truly hybrid experience for visitors and galleries, Collect will once again be working with the online art platform where galleries will have an online presence complementary to their live display.

The highly regarded Talks programme will also be available to both a live and virtual audience.

Ticket sales will go live in January 2022.


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