Entries by Karl Constable

Restoration of Burghley House Fountain

As a way of introduction to our most recent Art Partner, Anthemion Crowther, I was looking for the right way to introduce both the company and the work that they do. Very rarely do I get the chance to write about my home county, but Anthemion Crowther’s work at Burghley House presented the perfect opportunity […]

Ceramic Art London 2015

Now in its 11th year, Ceramic Art London returned to the Royal College of Art in London. With a combination of established and emerging artists, together with a small display of current ceramic students’ work, the fair was varied and exciting with many of the artists on hand to discuss their work and technique. Ceramics […]

The Forth Plinth – Gift Horse

The Forth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, has become one of the most talked about public art commissions in the UK, if not the world, and continues to draw admiration by the public and discussion in the press. The latest commission to grace the previously (and ominously) empty plinth in Trafalgar Square is by the […]

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Autumn 2014

You may have seen the advertising posters for the Affordable Art Fair Battersea Autumn 2014 whilst on the underground, in a magazine or even on a bill-board around London over the last month or so – and if you have you’ll already be familiar with the work of Maria Rivans. Whether you know her, or not, […]

The Autumn Decorative Fair – Battersea Autumn 2014

I envy the team at Battersea Evolution, the exhibition space in Battersea park, because so many of the great events in the London arts calendar are held there! Among my favourites are Affordable Art Fair and The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair. I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon at the autumn edition of the Decorative […]

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2014

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returned to Berkeley Square last week with a display of glittering jewellery and outstanding art. With dealers from far afield to some from just round the corner taking part, the range of items was, as always, vast and exquisite. Whether it is a coincidence, or possibly I try to look for […]

Affordable Art Fair – Bristol

Having never been to Bristol I was quite excited when I was invited to go to the Affordable Art Fair there last week. Located in Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Mead, AAF Bristol drew a wide variety of people, with families alongside couples and young people all in the search for something they liked. The stream […]

2014 – A Good Year for Art (So Far!)

As far as years go, 2014 has so far been a particularly good one for the art market – especially for works by British artists. This year has so far seen several record-breaking sales including the most made at a single auction sale and the most expensive painting ever sold at a European auction. Francis […]