The Crafts Council will take Lubna Chowdhary and nine other UK-based contemporary craft practices to the third edition of the Middle East’s principal design fair, Design Days Dubai, from 17-21 March 2014. ¶ Design Days Dubai is the first fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. Their goal is to present, both regionally and internationally, the best of design, to collectors and a wide audience of design enthusiasts.
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Design Days Dubai
Margaret Howell Calendar, 2014
Lubna Chowdhary's studio, designed by David Adjaye in 2004, has been photographed for Margaret Howell's 2014 calender, proceeds of which are donated to the London Open House Charity. ¶ The studio was included in the London Open House event in 2004 and is featured in Houses : David Adjaye, published by Thames and Hudson.
Hand made ceramic tile for Olivogelo icecream parlour in London. Each tile 200 x 200mm.
A curated project for Clerkenwell Design Week will take the form of ten large crafted tables which carry a host of associations. Elementary materials and traditional techniques are juxtaposed with complex contemporary technology. The handmade is brought together with the ready made in the designs which interweave ceramics and the drawn line with function. ¶ The project will be sited in Chaterhouse Square, Clerkenwell from the 21st to 23rd May.
Sculptural Gyro tile panel.
Archaeology in Vogue
Following the recent discovery of Richard III beneath a council car park, it was a similar surprise to uncover this early project commissioned for Brixton Market, in the pages of Vogue. ¶ Brixton Market’s history dates back to 1870 with the famous market arcades, Reliance Arcade, Market Row and Granville Arcade, arriving in the 1920s and 1930s. ¶ After a long period of decline, the market was regenerated at the turn of the century and is now Grade II Listed. The bustling, glass covered arcades are a thriving testament to community spirit which has rescued Brixton from becoming yet another Chainsville. ¶ Featured in Vogue December 2012.
Arts Council England Award
Lubna Chowdhary has received an Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts Award. The Arts Council's generous support has funded the development of this website and the purchase of a larger kiln. Thank you Arts Council England.
Ethos Centre, Imperial College
Three ceramic artworks recently installed at the Ethos Sports Centre, Imperial College, London. Commissioned by Graphic Thought Facility.