Launched in 2016, the annual Loewe Craft Prize seeks to reward artisans with a flair for creating contemporary objects of superior aesthetic value using their mastery of traditional skills.
For the 2018 edition, Scottish ceramist Jennifer Lee has been picked by the Prize's jury as the winner with her entry, Pale, shadowed speckled traces, fading elipse, bronze specks, tilted shelf.
A graduate of both Edinburgh and the Royal College of Art, the London-based artist used traditional techniques of pinching and coiling to mix bands of oxidised pigments into stoneware clay. The resulting work, which appears to capture a moment of frozen time, was commended by the jury for its classicism.
"Jennifer Lee for me is a landmark in form," said Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson, who was also in the panel of experts that concluded this year's Loewe Craft Prize.
Lee has been awarded a cash prize of 50,000 euros, which she intends to use to extend her studio space.