Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Importance of Craftsmanship

Collect - The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects began the 9th and ran until the 12th of May at the Saatchi Gallery in London. This event is run every year by the Crafts Council and is well worth a visit as it is one of the most inspiring events of the year. Their goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

There is an intimacy and uniqueness in an object that has been handmade by someone with a refined eye for a craft skill, which can never be replaced by a machine. Each piece is imbued with the story of the maker, however, the more things we buy and consume, the more their origins are taken completely for granted. The focus ends up being on the final product, and hardly any on the significance of the means. An emotional attachment towards handcrafted pieces is so vital to keep this kind of work alive.

At The Little Costume Shop, we aim to showcase the slow perfection of skill and the implicit touch of the human hand in our wedding and costume miniatures, so that it can spark a more intimate connection with the customer and lead to a product with real lifetime value. A miniature handcrafted work of art!

Make sure to visit Collect next year! Purchase your tickets here:

Photograph by Richard Wilding