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Hans Coper | 'Cup on Foot with Central Disc', 1965, 'Cup on Stand', circa 1975 & 'Cup on Stand', circa 1972

Auctions & Events

East Meets West | Selections from the Dr John P Driscoll Collection

07 - 10 Mar

We look forward to presenting the second selection of works from the Late Dr John P. Driscoll Collection this coming Spring.

'East Meets West' | 7 - 10 March 2022 

Further details coming soon...

 

A stoneware 'Leaping Salmon' vase made by Bernard Leach sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics

Modern + Contemporary Ceramics | December 2021

29 Nov - 02 Dec

Thank you to all who participated in our recent Modern + Contemporary Ceramics auction. 

The 2 December bi-annual auction achieved a record total hammer of £912,980, inclusive of Buyer’s Premium.

The sale brought together 330 exceptional lots that attracted an online audience from 58 territories resulting in the auction having a sold rate of 85% by lot and 143% by value.   

An olive green, brown and ochre bowl made by Jennifer Lee in circa 1989 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A stoneware 'cycladic' form made by Hans Coper in circa 1967 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A pale blue celadon porcelain large lidded jar made by Edmund de Waal in circa 1996 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A black earthenware vessel made by Magdalene Odundo in 1989 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics

Celebrating 10 Years of Maak Auctions

Maak is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as the leading specialist auction house dedicated to studio ceramics. Over the course of a decade, Maak has been at the forefront in the rise in interest in studio ceramics. Our commitment to cultivating the international market for modern and contemporary ceramics has been integral to fuelling the sustained growth within this specialist field.

Maak has grown to be internationally recognised as being at the forefront in the development of the contemporary ceramics market, selling a total hammer in excess of £5 million to an audience that reaches across over 100 countries around the world. Having been entrusted with sale of important private collections, such as the Miami Private Collection in 2019 and the Dayabandhu Collection in 2020 as well as distinguished individual works, Maak has been well positioned to present the finest selections of ceramics in their highly anticipated auction schedule.

Looking back of the last 10 years, Marijke Varrall-Jones, Founder and Director of Maak says, “It’s been an extraordinary 10 years and I’m very proud when I reflect on how far Maak has come in that time. To think that Maak started with me at my kitchen table and seeing the business grow to where we are today, has brought me great fulfillment and is something I am hugely grateful for. Many of our collectors have been with us from the start, whilst we have welcomed many more along the way, all of us connected by our shared enthusiasm for ceramics.”

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Featured Artist

Aneta Regal

(Polish b.1976)

Polish born artist, living, and working in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 rejecting the idea of a ‘potter’, she considers herself a sculptor who chooses clay as her medium. Her work is reflective of the natural world, creating an abstract interpretation with layered and tactile surfaces. 

 

Edmund de Waal Porcelain Vessels - Maak Contemporary Ceramics

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