Katie Jones, Japanese Art
With three decades of experience, and traveling annually to Japan to cultivate her passion, Katie Jones has a keen eye in spotting up-and-coming contemporary Japanese applied artists. In her distinguished career representing a continually evolving group of cutting edge Japanese artists, she represents the best of Japan's current generation in a wide range of media - including ceramic, metalwork, textile, bamboo, lacquer and glass that is not-to-be missed.
Arguably, no other society has so consistently valued and encouraged artistic endeavour as a central component of civilised living as Japan. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given cultural and physical distances, the breadth of Japan's artistic achievements through the 20th century remains unfamiliar in the west. Katie's work in bringing her artists to major European shows such as Collect, PAD and TEFAF is ensuring that this extraordinary art can be appreciated by all.