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

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

A pair of blackamoor figures (c. 1740), Dutch. Carcaci, £28,000

The best of BADA 2017

More than 90 dealers ranging widely across art, antiques, and contemporary design come together to celebrate the fair’s 25th anniversary

12 Mar 2017
Lacquered hide shield (dhal), second half of the 18th century, India, probably Mysore, buffalo hide, gold and velvet, diam. 45cm. Peter Finer (£200,000)

The growing market for Indian arms and armour

Exquisite pieces of Indian arms and armour are capturing the interest of international collectors

16 Feb 2017
Margate Knot, (detail), (2016), Anna Ray.

Turning women’s work into art

Some of the 20th century’s greatest artists have worked in textiles – and most of them happen to have been women

15 Feb 2017
Eucharistic Dove

Collectors remain enamoured with Limoges enamels

Vibrant and intricate Limoges enamels from the 12th century are increasingly hard to come by, but collectors are willing to spend

28 Jan 2017
FAW786 – Thrusting Red (1959, Frank Avray Wilson

Highlights of BRAFA art fair

BRAFA pulls off the tricky task of subtly reinventing itself to suit changing tastes, while catering to every specialism

17 Jan 2017
Cambodian Dancer in Profile (1906/07), Auguste Rodin. Musée Rodin, Paris, France

How Rodin channelled the spirit of dance into his drawings and sculptures

A perfectly realised exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London explores Rodin’s obsession with dance and its expressive power

14 Dec 2016
St Stephen taken to his Martyrdom, (c. 1625-30), Andrea Vaccaro

The commercial and critical rise of the Caravaggisti

Caravaggio’s radical vision inspired a legion of followers across Europe, whose work is increasingly in the spotlight at museums and auction houses alike

13 Dec 2016
Moon jar (18th century; Korean, Joseon dynasty, 1392–1897)

Will Korean ceramics regain their value on the global market?

‘People put great stock in the history. Without it, these objects are worth much less.’

16 Nov 2016

Asian Art in London shows just how quickly this market has developed

From neolithic objects to contemporary art, the diversity of works on offer at Asian Art in London shows just how far this market has come

31 Oct 2016
Polar (1960), Lee Krasner. Stampede Sotheby’s New York, $3.2m. Apollo Magazine Collectors' Focus: Abstract Expressionism

Recognition at last for the women of Abstract Expressionism

‘They told me I would be more successful if I was a man, French, or dead.’

20 Oct 2016

There will always be a place for art books – in fact, they’re essential

Phaidon is revisiting its pioneering artists’ monographs with a series of ‘Classics’ that reaffirms the importance of art publishing, and how it’s changed

16 Sep 2016
The Temptation of Saint Anthony,

The Biennale des Antiquaires is for serious collectors

With previously unseen paintings by followers of Bosch and works by leading 20th-century Spanish artists, the fair has upped its game

Desire Scenery Series

The market is hot for contemporary Chinese ink painting

Contemporary Chinese ink painting is the perfect middleground between the old and the new

30 Aug 2016

Tribal art on its own terms

Originally associated with the modernist art of Picasso and Matisse, tribal art has experienced a surge in popularity with outstanding pieces now being valued as artworks in their own right

10 Aug 2016
Molar (2016), Jennifer Wen Ma. Photo: Barney Hindle, 2016 © Cass Sculpture Foundation

China meets the South Downs in a new departure for the Cass Sculpture Foundation

The 18 Chinese artists involved in ‘A Beautiful Disorder’ have created sculptures that deliberately disrupt our view of the English landscape

13 Jul 2016

Latin American art comes to London this summer

Alfredo Volpi is an unfamiliar name in the UK, but a cultural hero in Brazil. He is just one of the Latin American artists whose work is being discovered abroad

20 Jun 2016