Contemporary Applied Arts

Founded in 1948, CAA is a membership body for craftspeople and an advocate for the applied arts. A registered charity, it aims to demonstrate how the applied arts are vital to our culture, and how engagement with them has the power to improve the quality of life.

CAA’s members are some of the finest British makers, working in ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metal, paper, textiles and wood. Highlights for Artefact include a rare porcelain bowl by Emmanuel Cooper; new ceramic work by Gabrielle Koch; and delicate molten colour biomorphic vessels by Michèle Oberdieck.

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Conical bowl, porcelain, yellow glaze, metallic rim, the surface of the bowl irregularly specked with gold, red and green by Emmanuel Cooper
'Unstable Stool' ergonomic rocking stool with a sculpted seat, limited edition for CAA, ash by Angus Ross
'Moon Jar', ceramic vessel, hand built, burnished porcelain slip surface with an applied texture, unglazed. Low fired to 1000°C, by Gabriele Koch
'Suko', 2011 (detail), Thread on linen by Alice Kettle, courtesy of Candida Stevens Gallery
'Traces', Clapton Common, 2020 (detail), silk, wool, linen, stainless steel by Ali Holloway. Photo: Jane Lloyd
'Cielo', 'Sabulo', 'Ebony', blue, mustard, charcoal, glass vessels using Graal technique by Michèle Oberdieck