Emma Crichton-Miller is a freelance journalist and an Apollo columnist

Grand Boules (2009), Sheila Hicks. © Sheila Hicks. Courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery, London

The woven wonders of Sheila Hicks

The artist’s textile works reveal the versatility and power of a medium that has been widely overlooked

31 Oct 2017

‘Anyone who is interested in the Renaissance should be interested in medals’

It may be a small and specialist market, but it is still possible to find exquisite portrait medals at affordable prices

Rose bowl (c. 1938), Michael Cardew.

A potted history of studio ceramics

Studio potters continue to push the boundaries of their medium in Britain

19 Aug 2017
Dog Head (ganabi), 19th century, Gogodala people, Papuan Gulf. Voyageurs & Curieux, price on request

The widening market for Oceanic art

Once championed by the Surrealists, Oceanic art is now achieving top prices at auction and attracting an increasingly diverse collector base

14 Aug 2017
A 'Hen and Chickens' tureen and cover (illustrated) with stand, c. 1755–56, width 35.5cm (tureen). Christie's London, £223,650

Now is the time to buy English porcelain…

English porcelain may not attract the same high prices of the past, but it could still be a lucrative opportunity for new collectors

23 Jun 2017
Mappa (1989-94), Alighiero Boetti. Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

The true scale of Alighiero Boetti’s achievements

The current exhibition at the Cini Foundation in Venice has a conceptual clarity that is entirely in keeping with the Italian artist’s philosophy

12 Jun 2017
Jpeg pt01 (detail; 2006), Thomas Ruff. © 2017 Christie's Images Limited

The record-breaking rise of the Düsseldorf School

Prices are rocketing for photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher and their students at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

18 May 2017

Who’s collecting German experimental prints?

There has always been a market for early 20th-century German prints, but it’s constantly evolving as tastes and expertise change

19 Apr 2017
Messum's Wiltshire has opened a new exhibition dedicated to contemporary British ceramics. © Sylvain Deleu

Contemporary British ceramics in a country barn

This is no country jumble of brown pots. The latest show at Messum’s Wiltshire is a reminder of a great, evolving national tradition

Danseuses en blanc (c. 1878), Edgar Degas. Courtesy Sotheby's

‘You can get real fireworks with pastels’

Why Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pastels are becoming increasingly attractive to art collectors of all sorts