Malcolm Appleby, Julie Blyfield, Rudolf Bott, Kim Buck, Robert Foster, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Koji Hatakeyama, Yasuki Hiramatsu, David Huycke, Michael Rowe, Tore Svensson, Simone ten Hompel
This exhibition brings to Middlesbrough, objects by 12 artists who have between them forged a new direction for metalsmithing traditions from around the world. The exhibition focuses on those senior artists who have established significant international reputations.
The artists represented in Raising the Bar work across a range of studio practices, but are connected through a similar "hands on" approach, producing unique and beautiful pieces. The exhibition shifts and updates general perceptions of contemporary craft and raises the position of craft today - raising the bar.
Raising the Bar was curated by Amanda Game for IC:Innovative Craft (www.innovativecraft.co.uk) and was produced in partnership with The Gallery at Ruthin Craft Centre