• RUUP & FORM

    LONDON

     

    Ruup & Form is a carefully curated collection of effortless aesthetics and unique contemporary crafted objects. Since its inception in 2019, we have worked with emerging, mid-career and established contemporary makers- nationally and internationally. Every work is handmade, unique and personal. Specialising in contemporary textile, ceramics, glass, wood, paper and interdisciplinary.

     

    We believe craft and design in all its forms demonstrates creativity, ingenuity, and practical intelligence. It contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of communities, connects us to our cultural histories, and is integral to building a sustainable future. Our mission is to grow on this principle and do it with makers that we love.

     

    For further details on the artworks offered for sale by Ruup & Form in the Eye Viewing Room please make an enquiry below.

     

  • Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021

     
    Kuniko Maeda, Satori, 2020
    Recycled paper, natural lacquer, laser cut (unique)
    35 × 35 × 11 cm.
    Price: £2,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Kuniko Maeda is a Japanese artist based in London. She specialises in sustainable textile design and incorporates Japanese traditional techniques and digital technology to explore the potential in paper-based materials and their unique properties.
     
    Satori and Mayoi are based on two windows of Japanese Zen Temple in Kyoto, which are called “Satori no mado” and “Mayoi no mado”. “Satori no mado” or Window of Realization is round, implying Zen maturity, completeness and enlightenment, while “Mayoi no mado” or Window of Delusion is square, implying confusion, immaturity, and a life of human suffering.
     
    “The sculptures are embodiments of our peace of mind and anxiety. They are also reflecting the change of seasons which we can look through the windows”, says Kuniko Maeda
     

     

  • Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021

     
    Kuniko Maeda, Mayoi, 2020
    Recycled paper, natural lacquer, laser cut (unique)
    35 × 35 × 11 cm.
    Price: £2,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Satori and Mayoi are based on two windows of Japanese Zen Temple in Kyoto, which are called “Satori no mado” and “Mayoi no mado”. “Satori no mado” or Window of Realization is round, implying Zen maturity, completeness and enlightenment, while “Mayoi no mado” or Window of Delusion is square, implying confusion, immaturity, and a life of human suffering.
     
    “The sculptures are embodiments of our peace of mind and anxiety. They are also reflecting the change of seasons which we can look through the windows”, says Kuniko Maeda
     

  • Anne Butler, Inflect 2

     
    Anne Butler, Inflect 2
    22 × 22 x 15 cm (w/d/h)
    Blue and white hand built porcelain with porcelain base (unique)
    Price: £2,500 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Anne Butler is a ceramist, having travelled and lived extensively in many countries teaching, she now livings and works from Carryduff, Northern Ireland. Anne studied ceramics at the University of Wales and furthered her practice with a masters in ceramics from the University of Ulster.
     
    ‘Inflect 1 and 2 are sculptures that further my exploration of the changing state of parian porcelain through making and firing processes. Analogies are created between the marble-like quality when solid and the flowing delicacy and translucency when thin with the physical and metaphysical change in the state of being. The containing structures of external and internal worlds, such as society and cultural imposed restrictions as well as the thoughts and behaviours that control us, are collapsed and dissolved. The resulting sculptures, which explore this transformation contrast structure and organic flow, strength and fallibility, aim to be calming and contemplative.’

     
  • Lynn Chadwick (b. 1914 – d. 2003), Stairs , 1990
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    Annette Marie Townsend, Life Support, July 2020: Pyramid Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis, 2020
    Beeswax and paraffin wax, tinned copper wire, silk fabric, tissue paper, cotton thread, artists’ pigments, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. Mounted on a solid, custom CNC lathed 304 stainless-steel base, inside a hand-blown glass orb (unique)
    Approx. Diameter: 28 cm.
    Price: £12,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Grassy habitats, generally rough unimproved meadows and pastures, banks, roadsides. Travel restrictions are lifted and I go further afield to an industrial site, where the pink flower spikes of orchids grow tall and slender underneath the sails of a wind turbine.’ (Annette Marie Townsend).
     
    Annette Marie Townsend is a Welsh interdisciplinary artist. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Design in 1995, she was employed by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales as a Scientific Artist. Her career at the museum extended over 20 years, during which time she produced illustrations for academic publications and three dimensional models and dioramas for gallery display. She also trained and qualified as a Natural Science Conservator, helping to preserve and care for the millions of botanical, geological and zoological specimens in the natural science collections.
     
    Annette creates artwork inspired by the natural world which expresses a fascination with intricate detail and beauty, drawing direct reference to her experience in preserving, documenting and storing scientific specimens in a museum context.
     
    The ‘Life Support’ series touches on the recurring themes of Townsend’s earlier works addressing key questions. What do we really need to thrive? What should we protect? What precious things are of the greatest importance to us in this era of the Anthropocene?

  • Minjung Kim (b. 1962), The Street, 2019
     
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    Annette Marie Townsend, Life Support, June 2020: Forget-me-not, Myosotis arvensis, 2020
    Beeswax and paraffin wax, tinned copper wire, silk fabric, tissue paper, cotton thread, artists’ pigments, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. Mounted on a solid, custom CNC lathed 304 stainless-steel base, inside a hand-blown glass orb (unique).
    Approx. Diameter: 34 cm.
    Price: £17,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    ‘Dry habitats, arable soils and dunes. A sea of tiny blue and pink flowers fills the park and my mum’s front garden where we sit at a distance on the wall and chat’ (Annette Marie Townsend)
     
    Annette Marie Townsend is a Welsh interdisciplinary artist. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Design in 1995, she was employed by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales as a Scientific Artist. Her career at the museum extended over 20 years, during which time she produced illustrations for academic publications and three dimensional models and dioramas for gallery display. She also trained and qualified as a Natural Science Conservator, helping to preserve and care for the millions of botanical, geological and zoological specimens in the natural science collections.
     
    Annette creates artwork inspired by the natural world which expresses a fascination with intricate detail and beauty, drawing direct reference to her experience in preserving, documenting and storing scientific specimens in a museum context.
     
    The ‘Life Support’ series touches on the recurring themes of Townsend’s earlier works addressing key questions. What do we really need to thrive? What should we protect? What precious things are of the greatest importance to us in this era of the Anthropocene?

     
  • Minjung Kim (b. 1962), The Street, 2019
     

     

     

     

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    Annette Marie Townsend, Life Support, February 2021: Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, 2021
    Beeswax and paraffin wax, tinned copper wire, silk fabric, tissue paper, cotton thread, artists’ pigments, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. Mounted on a solid, custom CNC lathed 304 stainless-steel base, inside a hand-blown glass orb (unique).
    Diameter: 20 cm.
    Price: £9,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Annette Marie Townsend is a Welsh interdisciplinary artist. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Design in 1995, she was employed by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales as a Scientific Artist. Her career at the museum extended over 20 years, during which time she produced illustrations for academic publications and three dimensional models and dioramas for gallery display. She also trained and qualified as a Natural Science Conservator, helping to preserve and care for the millions of botanical, geological and zoological specimens in the natural science collections.
     
    Annette creates artwork inspired by the natural world which expresses a fascination with intricate detail and beauty, drawing direct reference to her experience in preserving, documenting and storing scientific specimens in a museum context.
     
    The ‘Life Support’ series touches on the recurring themes of Townsend’s earlier works addressing key questions. What do we really need to thrive? What should we protect? What precious things are of the greatest importance to us in this era of the Anthropocene?

     

     

     

     

  • Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021

     
    Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021
    Britannia Silver with 24k Gold Foil (unique)
    8 x 8 x 10 cm.
    Price: £2,850 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Jessica is a London based silversmith and jeweller. She studied jewellery making from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, 2015 and is currently pursuing her ‘2019 ‘Setting Out’ Business Incubation Programme at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. She was a resident at Bishopsland Educational Trust in 2017.
     
    She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegantly beautiful contemporary designs that have won her many accolades. Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica draws and sculpts with dramatic use of fluid and organic playful curves and aims to create a sense of rhythmic movement within her collection. She skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface textures, through the use of pattern and gold.
     
    Jessica was awarded the First Prize at NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) popularly known as The Arts Society (2016), Rising Star Award by The Mayfair Magazine at ‘Inspired’ Festival of Silver (2017) and the Retail Jeweller’s Rising Stars 30 under 30 (2019)

     

  • Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021

     
    Jessica Jue, Tulip Beaker, 2021
    Britannia Silver with gilding (unique)
    8 x 8 x 9 cm.
    Price: £2,300 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Jessica is a London based silversmith and jeweller. She studied jewellery making from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, 2015 and is currently pursuing her ‘2019 ‘Setting Out’ Business Incubation Programme at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. She was a resident at Bishopsland Educational Trust in 2017.
     
    She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegantly beautiful contemporary designs that have won her many accolades. Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica draws and sculpts with dramatic use of fluid and organic playful curves and aims to create a sense of rhythmic movement within her collection. She skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface textures, through the use of pattern and gold.
     
    Jessica was awarded the First Prize at NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) popularly known as The Arts Society (2016), Rising Star Award by The Mayfair Magazine at ‘Inspired’ Festival of Silver (2017) and the Retail Jeweller’s Rising Stars 30 under 30 (2019).

     

     

     

     

  • Jessica Jue, Brush Stroke Beaker, 2021

     
    Jessica Jue, Silver Tulip Beaker, 2019
    Britannia Silver (unique)
    8 x 8 x 9 cm.
    Price: £2,150 (plus any applicable taxes)
     
    Jessica is a London based silversmith and jeweller. She studied jewellery making from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, 2015 and is currently pursuing her ‘2019 ‘Setting Out’ Business Incubation Programme at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. She was a resident at Bishopsland Educational Trust in 2017.
     
    She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegantly beautiful contemporary designs that have won her many accolades. Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica draws and sculpts with dramatic use of fluid and organic playful curves and aims to create a sense of rhythmic movement within her collection. She skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface textures, through the use of pattern and gold.
     
    Jessica was awarded the First Prize at NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) popularly known as The Arts Society (2016), Rising Star Award by The Mayfair Magazine at ‘Inspired’ Festival of Silver (2017) and the Retail Jeweller’s Rising Stars 30 under 30 (2019).