Creating beautiful vessels using natural materials

1 March, 2018
Creating beautiful vessels using natural materials
You can see many examples of the artists, designers and makers we showcase in our online shop where we present their work for sale all year round. From March 25 to 29 July we are bringing a selection of these people to showcase their most recent pieces to visitors to Houghton Hall in North Norfolk.

Our Pop Up Shop will run alongside a major exhibition by Damien Hirst who is bringing colour space paintings and a number of sculptures to the main house, stable courtyard and grounds.

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.