This year Flow Gallery is proud to celebrate its Twentieth Birthday. To mark this occasion gallery founder, Yvonna Demczynska has worked with twenty collectors and twenty artists to create a book which celebrates the life and history
of objects exhibited at the gallery. The book features collectors photographed with their craft collections, with pieces they had acquired from Flow. Alongside the collectors twenty artists have been photographed in their studios.
Writer Emma Crichton-Miller has been commissioned to write the book’s main text. She maps the evolution of Flow Gallery over the years with an introductory essay: “On 18th October 1999, in a quiet side-street in Westbourne Grove, a new gallery was born. Painted on four high windows within a white wall were the four letters F L O W. Inset into the wall was a discreet glass door, and through that door, an experiment began which has thrived for twenty years.”
Artists and their studios featured in the book include Japanese ceramicist Akiko Hirai in her East London Studio as well as some international makers who include Aino Kajaniemi, Hans Henning Pedersen, Henk Wolvers and Maria Kristoferssen
to name a few. The photographs for this project have been taken by Beth Evans, with the exception of the foreign makers’ photographs. The book is being designed by Pentagram and will be available for sale from November 2019.