13 November 2007 - 17 February 2008

A V&A and Crafts Council exhibition

Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft

Susan Collis, 'Made good' (detail), 2007, reclaimed coral, white gold, diamond, silver

Susan Collis

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  1. totally incredible and inspiring work

    Posted by karen Reiner on 01/05/08, 3:20 pm
  2. I was totally blown away by susan collis’ work, i thought it was extreemly inspired and was an exiting adventure for the viewer. amazing.

    Posted by steph on 18/01/08, 2:22 pm
  3. I haven’t been this invigorated by anything in ages.  It really blew me away.  I spent a good 15 minutes on my hands and knees poring over the dust sheets alone.  The table was simply beautiful. .

    Posted by Hannah on 11/12/07, 4:00 pm
  4. Susan Collis’s work really impressed me, how the what appears mundane is so beautiful. I couldn’t stop myself pointing it out to those who said “It’s just paint on a table”!

    Posted by Jacqui Roach on 11/12/07, 3:59 pm
  5. I can’t stop thinking about the table, and how it seemed so ordinary until I looked really closely and saw the mother of pearl. How lovely. I have the urge to carve up my dining table now… a small but perfectly formed exhibition.

    Posted by Gaynor on 21/11/07, 12:10 pm
  6. I loved this.  I loved having to stop and really look to discover what it was about, finding the precious hidden in the everyday.

    Posted by judith cole on 20/11/07, 9:54 am
  7. Susan’s table was the best thing I saw on my visit to London. So beautifully made and such a wonderful idea. It reminded me of my father’s workplace where I loved to spend time as a child. Nobody thought those old splatters were nice, but I as a child thought they were lovely and special. The family threw the table away when they cleaned the house after his death. I was too young to intervene. Susan brought all the childhood innocence and love for my father back to me in her precious table.

    Posted by clara van beek on 20/11/07, 9:54 am
  8. this exhibit blew me away - the best thing i’ve seen in ages

    Posted by Jennie on 14/11/07, 4:36 pm
  9. These jewels are amazing - I really like the way they are presented too, like you wouldn’t know what they were as they are so unremarkable at first glance.

    Posted by Lynne on 06/11/07, 2:57 pm