Dedicated to handling the very best in contemporary ceramics + craft

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

Dedicated to handling the very best in contemporary ceramics + craft

Christian Burchard | 'White Pot 2', 2005, 'White Basket 8', 2006

Dedicated to handling the very best in contemporary ceramics + craft

Lucie Rie | Bowls

Auctions & Events

Contemporary Ceramics | May 2023

22 - 25 May

We are now open for consignments for the forthcoming auction of Contemporary Ceramics.

Please contact us for a free valuation at

Consignment deadline 17 April 2023.

A black and white stoneware asymmetric vessel made by John Ward
A stoneware bowl made by Lucie Rie
A white stoneware enclosed vessel made by Akiko Hirai
A stoneware 'Fox Box' made by Ian Godfrey

Heritage in Contemporary Craft | The Collection of Victoria, Lady de Rothschild | March - September 2023

12 - 21 Sep

Maak is delighted to present this extraordinary collection of Contemporary Craft in the remarkable setting of Ascott House in Buckinghamshire.

This exhibition and auction represent Maak’s inaugural auction devoted to Contemporary Craft.

The exhibition will be on view at Ascott House from Friday 17 March 2023. Bidding will open on Tuesday 12 September and conclude from 1pm on Thursday 21 September 2023.

A silver 'Pajamuka Vessel' made by Julie Blyfield in 2007

Maak launches Contemporary Craft auctions

Maak is delighted to announce its inaugural auction dedicated to Contemporary Craft with the single owner collection of the late Victoria, Lady de Rothschild. A unique installation of the collection, showcasing over 100 of the finest works in wood, metal, glass, ceramics and jewellery, will be exhibited at Ascott House, the historic residence of the de Rothschild family and former home of Victoria, Lady de Rothschild.

The Exhibition at Ascott House, Buckinghamshire is open from 17 March 2023, information and tickets are available at

The online auction will take place between 12-21 September 2023, with bidding concluding from 1pm on 21 September.

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Featured Artist

Gillian Lowndes

(British 1936-2010)

An artist who continually challenges the idea of an orthodox world of pure ceramics through her use of found objects and experimentation of form and material. "Materials are the source of the ideas as well as their expression." Lowndes quoted in 1987.

A fired mixed media 'Scrollscape with Nail' made by Gillian Lowndes in 2003 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A fired mixed media sculptural construction, 'Another Cup of Tea', made by Gillian Lowndes in 2005 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A fired mixed media, 'Mug Sculpture', made by Gillian Lowndes in 2000 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
Edmund de Waal Porcelain Vessels - Maak Contemporary Ceramics

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