Submissions are now closed for the 2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize.

The deadline to enter this year’s Prize passed at midnight on October 25. As always, we have been overwhelmed by the volume and quality of the works submitted. We would like to thank everyone who has participated and wish all entrants the best of luck.

Now, we hand over to our expert panel of judges who will review the submissions over the next three months, after which the 2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize finalists will be announced in February 2023. If you are selected you will be contacted directly with the relevant information. The shortlisted works will be shown in New York and the winner announced In spring 2023.

How to participate

Read the Rules of Entry and make sure you comply with all requirements. All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). All nationalities are welcome.

Make sure the work: 
demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical proficiency is an original piece, handmade or partly handmade 
is recently created (in the last five years), and one-of-a-kind, and has not won any prizes previously 
is innovative, in the sense that it updates tradition 
falls within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.

Complete the online registration in English 
You need 2 to 5 photographs of the work (or series) and optionally a video.Write a brief conceptual statement about the work.

 

Meet the Jury of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022

From the shortlist, a 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, will select the winner of the 2023 Craft Prize.

The prize awarded to the winner is 50,000 Euros in cash and the announcement will be made in the Spring of 2023.

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Jonathan Anderson
LOEWE Creative Director

 

"Craft is always going to be modern. It is about creating objects that have a formula of their own and speak their own language, creating a dialogue that didn't exist before. It is about newness as much as it is about tradition."

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Naoto Fukasawa
Designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum Tokyo

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Olivier Gabet
Director of the Art Department at the Louvre Museum, Paris

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Dahye Jeong

Winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022

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Hongnam Kim

Former Director of the National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Enrique Loewe
LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President

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Magdalene Odundo

Ceramist

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Wang Shu
Architect and Pritzker Prize winner

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Deyan Sudjic
Essayist and Director of Design Museum, London

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Benedetta Tagliabue
Architect and RIBA Stirling Prize winner

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Abraham Thomas

Curator of Modern Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Patricia Urquiola
Architect and industrial designer

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Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman)
Architecture and design correspondent for El País

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LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 Exhibition
Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo

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LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 Exhibition
Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo

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LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 Exhibition
Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo

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LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 Exhibition
Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo

About the Craft Prize

The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

All entries should

- fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
- be an original work, handmade or partly handmade
- have been created in the last five years
- be one-of a-kind
- have won no prizes previously
- demonstrate artistic intent.

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The winning work selected by the Jury, as well as the works of the finalists selected by the Experts Panel will be included in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue “LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023”, on view in New York.

Expert Panel

The Expert Panel will consider all works presented and submit to the Jury a shortlist of 30 one-off works which they consider most outstanding, representing excellence, newness, innovation and artistic vision in modern craftsmanship.
Watch a conversation on modern craft here.

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Paula Aza
LOEWE Head of Architecture

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Antonia Boström
Director of Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Hyeyoung Cho
Secretary General at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation

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Andile Dyalvane

Ceramist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022

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Sara Flynn
Ceramist

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Myungtaek Jung

Furniture artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

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Wolfgang Lösche

Head of Exhibition and Fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich

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Juha Marttila

LOEWE Leather Goods Design Director

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Mary Savig

Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Executive Secretary)
Architecture and design correspondent for El País

LOEWE FOUNDATION

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural Foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, under the direction of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, support educational programmes and safeguard heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, art and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest honour granted by the Spanish Government, in 2002.

One of the primary purposes for which the LOEWE FOUNDATION was established was to support design and craftsmanship.

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