Dedicated to handling the very best in Contemporary Ceramics + Craft

Dedicated to handling the very best in Contemporary Ceramics + Craft

Sara Flynn | 'Spine Vessels', circa 2008

Dedicated to handling the very best in Contemporary Ceramics + Craft

David Huycke | 'Round Square 2', 2002, 'Pearlinder', 2002, 'Pearl Sphere' 1998

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 | Flared Bowl, circa 1974 & Small Flared Bowl, circa 1962

Auctions & Events

Contemporary Ceramics | November 2024

16 - 21 Nov

We are now inviting entries the forthcoming auction of Contemporary Ceramics.

Contact us today for a free and confidential valuation from our specialist team - info@maaklondon.com 

Deadline for entries: Friday 18 October 2024 

A manganese and blue stoneware vase made by Lucie Rie

Ceramic Art of the East | November 2024

16 - 21 Nov

We are now inviting entries the forthcoming auction 'Ceramic Art of the East', an auction dedicated to the very best in Japanese and Eastern studio ceramics.

Contact us today for a free and confidential valuation from our specialist team - info@maaklondon.com 

Deadline for entries: Friday 18 October 2024 

A red, brown, grey, white and ochre stoneware guinomi made by Wada Morihiro sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A grey and brown stoneware bizen style vase made by Kito Akihito sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A tenmoku stoneware jar made by Hamada Shoji sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics

May Auction Schedule Review 2024

11 - 15 May

Thank you to all who participated in the recent auction schedule at Maak. We saw some outstanding results with a hammer total in excess of 1.62 million and broke a new world for Elizabeth Fritsch which made £51,450 inclusive of buyer's premium. 

Highlight lots included a Magdalene Odundo, Angled Pot which made £238,875, a Hans Coper, Monumental Ovoid Pot which made £202,125 and a Lucie Rie, Footed Bowl which made £68,600. (All prices inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


In Private Hands | The Shipley Collection

Maak is delighted to present 'In Private Hands | The Shipley Collection’, a special auction dedicated to an important private collection featuring the masters of British Studio Ceramics. Discover exceptional works by Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Magdalene Odundo and the leading names in contemporary ceramic art. 

From the illustrious collection of the late John and Joan Shipley of Portland, Oregon, this focused presentation of thirty eight lots also features significant pieces by Bernard Leach and important works by the leading ceramic artists to have graduated from the Royal College of Art in the 1970s, including Magdalene Odundo, Elizabeth Fritsch, Alison Britton, Jacqueline Poncelet and Martin Smith. 

VIEW THE AUCTION HERE

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Featured Artist

Hans Coper

(German/British 1920-1981)

Arguably the most important post-war potter, Hans pioneered the concept of ‘hand-built’ ceramics with his wheel-thrown and reconstructed composite sculptural works.

A white and manganese stoneware globular pot made by Hans Coper in circa 1969 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A black stoneware cup on stand with central disk made by Hans Coper in 1965 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
A white stoneware 'Cycladic' winged bud form made by Hans Coper in circa 1976 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics
Edmund de Waal Porcelain Vessels - Maak Contemporary Ceramics

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