The LOEWE Foundation Announces 2022 Craft Prize Shortlist

Works by (from left): Sangwook Huh, Marianne Huotari, and Awaré

The LOEWE Foundation has announced the 30 finalists up for its 2022 Craft Prize. This award seeks to acknowledge artisans that contribute to the growth of contemporary craftsmanship. “Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant,” stated Creative Director John Anderson. This year’s artists drawn from 15 countries have showcased their artistry across different mediums from leather to woodwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and metal, just to name a few.

 

 

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Among the finalised works are applied art items, such as pottery, delicate jewellery, monumental sculpture, and glassware creations.

 

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The overall winner will be announced on June 30 in Seoul. Not only that, an exhibition of all the shortlisted works will be on display at the Seoul Museum of Craft Art (SeMoCA), scheduled to open on July 1. The winning entry is a 50,000 Euro prize to support their future works. Meanwhile, Anderson is among the 13-leading jury tasked to select the Craft Prize winner. Through this foundation, LOEWE reaffirms its commitment to craftsmanship, creativity, and culture.

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To see more of the finalists’ works, click HERE.

 

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Featured image courtesy of LOEWE Foundation.