MS @ MAKE Hauser & Wirth Somerset Gallery

‘Opening Narratives’

Maria Sigma Ariadne (of the Sea) Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth

I am delighted to announce that I am one of the seven makers exhibiting at the first exhibition of MAKE, the new gallery space of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, dedicated to contemporary making and crafted objects. I am showcasing a collection of three new very special and one of a kind wall hangings.


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Maria Sigma Hestia Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth
Maria Sigma Hestia Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth

HESTIA -Double Cloth- Wall Hanging

Materials: natural undyed British wool, natural undyed linen, natural undyed jute, natural undyed recycled cotton & dyed British lambswool (Aegean Blue details)

Dimensions: 85 x 160 cm

One of a kind piece made with two woollen warps and a linen/jute/cotton weft, in plain weave creating a tube format and following the ‘zero waste’ philoshophy.

Hestia (/ˈhɛstiə/; Greek: Ἑστία) is an ancient Greek virgin goddess of the hearth, fireside, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home.
Hestia's name means "hearth, fireplace, altar”, stemming from the same root as the English verbal form was (PIE*h
2wes- "to live, dwell, pass the night"). It thus refers to the oikos, the household, house, or family.

Maria Sigma Ariadne (of the Sea) Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth
Maria Sigma Ariadne (of the Sea) Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth
Maria Sigma Ariadne (of the Sea) Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth


Materials: natural undyed British wool, natural undyed linen, natural undyed recycled cotton& dyed British lambswool (Aegean Blue details)

Dimensions: 145 x 98 cm

One of a kind piece made with a woollen warp and a linen/cotton/wool weft in a textured lace-style distorted diamond, following the ‘zero waste’ philosophy.

Ariadne (/ˌæriˈædni/; Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Latin: Ariadne) is an ancient Greek Mythology heroine, daughter of Pasiphaë and the Cretan king Minos. As per Homer's Odyssey, she felt in love with the Athenian hero Theseus and, with a thread or glittering jewels, helped him escape the Labyrinth after he slew the Minotaur, a beast half bull and half man that Minos kept in the Labyrinth.

Maria Sigma Alcyone (of the Sky) Wall Hanging MAKE Hauser & Wirth
Maria Sigma Alcyone (of the Sky) Wall Hanging MAKE HAuser & Wirth


Materials: natural undyed British wool, dyed British lambswool (Aegean Blue details)

Dimensions: 60 x 165 cm

One of a kind piece made with a woollen warp and weft in a textured ‘broken’ twill, following the ‘zero waste’ philosophy.

Alcyone (/ælˈsaɪəˌni/; Ancient Greek: Ἁλκυόνη, Halkyón), designated Eta Tauri, is a multiple star system in the constellation of Taurus. The name Alcyone originates with Greek mythology; Alcyone (derived from alkyon αλκυων “kingfisher") in Greek mythology, was the name of one of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. When her husband died in a shipwreck, Alcyone threw herself into the sea whereupon the gods transformed them both into halcyon birds (kingfishers). When Alcyone made her nest on the beach, waves threatened to destroy it. Aeolus restrained his winds and kept them calm during seven days in each year, so she could lay her eggs. These became known as the "halcyon days," when storms do not occur. Today, the term is used to denote a past period that is being remembered for being happy and/or successful.

About ‘Opening Narratives’

Make’s inaugural exhibition entitled ‘Opening Narratives’ is a celebration of seven makers working with wood, ceramics, textiles and metal. With the resurgence of interest in craft skills, the landscape of making is changing and with it a dynamic generation of young makers with a shared passion for knowledge, process and materials has come to the fore. The makers exhibited possess an intimate understanding of their material and whether working with methods rooted in tradition or employing new techniques, materiality and process go hand-in-hand. The exhibition reflects the new visibility and significance of making and the re-evaluation of the crafted object, whilst bringing together seven makers with work of exceptional creativity and substance.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Senior Director Alice Workman says:

‘Hauser & Wirth Somerset has a wide and varied programme encompassing art, architecture, gardens, landscape, farming, food, education, and community. Since opening, we have celebrated independent designer makers, stocking their products in our shop and holding ‘meet the maker’ events. Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a great opportunity for us to take this further, by holding curated exhibitions that present a unique selection of work by some of the best craftspeople and makers working today. It’s also a fantastic chance for us to bring our audience directly into the town of Bruton.’

“Occupying two rooms of a Georgian Townhouse in Bruton, Somerset, Make is a new gallery space from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, dedicated to contemporary making and the crafted object. Curated by Jacqueline Moore, formerly of the Moore Gallery, the space has a remit to explore and celebrate the re-evaluation of craftsmanship within the artistic community. the inaugural show, Opening Narratives, features the work of seven makers, most of whom will be familiar to those who have followed Hole & Corner over the years, including Alexander Devol, Olivia Walker, Florian Gadsby and Maria Sigma. A much needed addition and another example of the elevation of the designer-maker…”


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MAKE Hauser & Wirth Somerset:

13 High Street, Bruton

Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm

27th of September until the 24th of November

For orders please contact the studio.

MS @ Evening Standard // The highlights of London Craft Week 2018

'Home of Craftsmanship' at Bourdon House - Hole & Corner X Dunhill


Hole and Corner collaborated with Dunhill this year, taking over their Mayfair flagship store at Bourdon House. Curating the ‘Home of Craftsmanship’, the store was filled with live demonstrations from various artisans: glassblowing with Michael Ruh, pottery with Florian Gabsby, weaving with Maria Sigma, spoon carving with Mark Reddy, knife making with Pole and Hunt and leather tailoring with the Dunhill team themselves. It was an innovative way to showcase an array of crafts and connect personally with the makers.

Read the full article here.

MS at the "Home of Craftsmanship" for the London Craft Week 2018

Hole & Corner and dunhill are collaborating to produce The Home of Craftsmanship – an inspirational creative hub at the centre of the 2018 edition of London Craft Week.


From Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th May, Bourdon House, dunhill’s flagship townhouse store will open its doors to all and Hole & Corner will curate a series of live demonstrations, installations workshops and discussions.

Each room within the home will be transformed to offer the visitors a unique opportunity to witness the work and skill of some of the UK’s most respected makers. A set of workshops will also allow guests to learn spoon-carving and leatherworking – just be sure to book your place in advance!

Makers-in-residence over the week will include glass artist Michael Ruh and ironworker Alex Pole, both demonstrating their craft in the courtyard; renowned ceramicist Florian Gadsby throwing in the Rotunda Room; wood sculptor Mark Reddy carving spoons on the Lower Ground floor; textile weaver Maria Sigma working live on a loom in the Tailor Room; and two dunhill master-craftsmen in leather and tailoring from the Walthamstow Factory and Bourdon House in the Mahogany Room.

Hole & Corner will also present a programme of talks and conversations around the subject of ‘Home’. These discussions will include renowned perfumer Lyn Harris talking with the talented interior designer Ilse Crawford, and the innovative architect Jonathan Tuckey in conversation with Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, co-founders of pioneering estate agency The Modern House.

On the lower floor of the home, there will be a selection of films, shown in dunhill’s private cinema, further exploring the themes of craftsmanship, art and design. A dedicated café space will also be open for visitors to sit down, unwind, and feel at home whilst leafing through a curated selection of books and magazines – the epitome of a hole-and-corner in the centre of London Craft Week.

London Craft Week 2018 will run from 10th to 12th of May. Find the full programme here.




Open Studios it's a perfect occasion for the public to have a look behind the scenes, meet the makers and their actual work space, sometimes even they have the chance to see them working.

I really enjoy to see how much people are interested in learning about weaving and the whole process of making. I do believe that the importance of weaving must be more highlighted, as it is constantly present, yet often left unnoticed. The determinant role textiles play in our life, the power of colour, or the lack thereof, the achievement of high aesthetics through simplicity and the use of natural and sustainable materials, are my sources of inspiration and motivation.

My work is practice-based sustainable design textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment. My approach to design is based on the idea of creating aesthetically engaging and functional textiles and objects with ‘zero waste’ design and craftsmanship. Through a constructive, and continuous, dialogue with traditional craft techniques my work aims at creating vibrant, albeit minimal, textiles that creatively interpret long-established techniques and styles yielding a vigorously contemporary and environmentally sustainable interlocutor.

During Open Studios I will have a selection of my best selling Floor Cushions, Throws an Rugs as well as some samples of my new upcoming collection based on old traditional and unique weaving technique. 


For more information and to read the feature please click here.