One month and counting

Looking forward to the opening of our next pop up on 29 March
26 February, 2018
One month and counting
All exhibitors share a simplicity of form and intent that belies the complexity often involved in making a piece of sculpture, a painting, a photograph, a turned wooden bowl or a slate dish. In their hands, highly skilled activities with hard to handle materials like seashells, porcelain, seaweed, stone or smoke seem simple to fashion into something beautiful.

This simplicity is of course, deceptive. Much of what will be displayed requires a good deal of dexterity during its production and while reflecting a simpler aesthetic and straightforward approach, is in fact anything but.

We will also be making a contribution towards EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospice)

Flesh Tint (2016)
Household gloss on canvas
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.