Petworth hosts exclusive valuation day with UK’s contemporary ceramics experts

Lot 239. Magdalene Odundo Angled Mixed Coloured Ceramics Piece, 1988 Sold by Maak £240,000 November_001

Maak Contemporary Ceramics at BEAR Petworth

On Wednesday 12th October, at BEAR Petworth, 10A New Street, GU28 OAS, specialists from Maak Contemporary Ceramics will offer residents of Petworth and the wider area an exclusive opportunity to assess their studio ceramics and advise on how the market has grown over the last 20 or more years.

BEAR Petworth – a unique destination shop in the heart of Petworth specialising in mid-century modern, antiques and home accessories – is hosting Maak for this event. Maak is the leading auction house and art consultancy dedicated to international studio ceramic art.

The founding of Maak

This is somewhat a homecoming. Marijke Varrall-Jones’ own career in the fine art auction world started in West Sussex some 24 years ago when she joined a local auction house. Marijke went on to found Maak in 2009 at a time when all the top London auction houses had stepped away from contemporary ceramics altogether, closing the specialist departments.

Since that time Maak has presented regular auctions in London presenting the very best in studio ceramics to a global audience and played an instrumental role in driving the exponential growth in the market.

The ever increasing global enthusiasm for studio ceramics has seen a string of auction records being set over the last two years reflecting an ongoing and sustained growth in the market, making it an exciting time to realise the value in a collection.

Find out how much your ceramic collection is worth

Visitors are invited to book an appointment to bring their ceramics for assessment for the Maak team to provide market insights and valuations on individual pots or larger collections built up over time. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in learning more about the unique pieces they own.

Having worked with collections over the years, Maak has insight and reputation in advising on studio pottery. To book your free, no obligation valuation please contact Maak at [email protected]


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