Craft plays a critical role in the understanding of both societal traditions and creative innovations. It highlights how communities embrace craftsmanship and celebrates the historic importances of such materials as ceramics, textiles, metals, glass, and wood. The markets for contemporary crafts continue to encourage this craftsmanship, preserving its role in our cultural heritage.
We look to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the importance of craft as an asset class.
Through our advisory work and services, we look to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the importance of craft as an asset class, and how craft objects can be valued and cared for. The market for contemporary craft has seen several resurgences in recent years and understanding this market and its value is necessary for the preservation of its future.
We have dealt with a wide range of craft makers, including glass makers such as Dale Chihuly, Peter Layton, Mike Hunter, Colin Reid, Stuart Akroyd; Ceramicists such as Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Rupert Spira, Alan Caiger-Smith, Grayson Perry, Bernard Leach, Walter Keeler, Tony Laverick, Richard Carpener, Peter Hayes, and Robert Goldsmith; Metalworkers such as Junko Mori, Hiroshi Suzuki, Angela Cork, Adrian Hope.
Vaas Virtu can assist through a range of both in-house and third party services such as;
- Contemporary craft advisory & appraisals
- Provenance research
- Market insights
- Databasing & cataloging
- Conservation & restoration
- Collection strategies & safeguarding
- Logistics & transportation
- Handling & installation
- Acquisitions, sales, & lending