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Published by Sugar & Cream, Thursday 25 May 2023

Images courtesy of Loewe Foundation

The Winner Of The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2023

After deliberations in New York, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2023 jury has selected ‘Metanoia’ by Eriko Inazaki as the winner of this year’s prize. Metanioia’, a sculpture consists of hundreds of tiny ceramic pieces affixed to a clay core. Taking over a year to complete, the complexity has been achieved by layering and arranging these small, yet intricate forms and fixing them to a clay core before firing in the kiln. fragility of its tiny component pieces imbues the work with a magical quality. Their careful composition creates a sense of bursting, radiant energy across the work’s surface, evoking a symphony. This work demonstrates an important balance between technical excellence and artistry.

The Winner Eriko Inazaki with ‘Metanoia’

The Jury has also awarded two special mentions. One goes to Moe Watanabe for his work ‘Transfer Surface’. The other special mention goes to ‘The Watchers’ by Dominique Zinkpè.

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The 2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize exhibition, featuring works by 30 finalists, is open from May 17 through June 18 at The Noguchi Museum, New York.

Moe Watanabe with ‘Transfer Surface’-Special Mention

View the 2023 digital exhibition here

Dominique Zinkpè with ‘The Watchers- Special Mention

This year jury composed of 13 leading figures from the world of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship, including Dahye Jeong, winner of the 2022 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize.

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