The Ashmolean was one of five museums to win a share of £75,000 to buy their selected object thanks to Art Fund Collect, an initiative aimed at championing contemporary craft and increasing its presence in UK collections.
Calm Contortion Wine Cooler by Ndidi Ekubia, 2008
© Ndidi Ekubia
- Art Fund grant:
- £28,500 ( Total: £28,500)
- Acquired in:
- Adrian Sassoon
This large-scale, tactile vessel is made from hammer-raised Britannia silver. Manchester-born Ekubia is recognised as an outstanding young talent, following in the footsteps of renowned silversmith Hiroshi Suzuki.