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Double J Collective

“A celebration of fine crafts and concept design, where art merges with innovation, creating a world of beauty and creativity.”

About

Double J Collective is the first project based in Dubai exclusively dedicated to exhibit, promote and sell fine craft and design creations.
Our mission is to champion and nurture talented international and Emirati artists, designers and crafters, who push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Through the curation of exhibitions and commission of projects we proudly showcase authentic, one-of-a-kind fine craft and design pieces. We are equally committed to developing projects that highlight the seamless fusion of fine craft and design, creating exquisite unique environments that celebrate beauty and the ingenuity of craft and design.

ARTISTS
Anny Juillet
Anny Juillet, based in Brittany, France, explores the color black through relief sculptures on wood panels. With technical skill and emotional sensitivity, her pieces capture light and shadow, seeking perfection within imperfection. "Le noir émoi" is her artistic expression of the pursuit of freedom within society's complexity.
Aymen Azzam
Aymen Azzam is a contemporary artist who began as a scholar of various glazes with special effects, investigating ancient technique methods and concepts.
Cristine Bath
Cristine Bath began her pictorial practice through painting, drawing and collage. The need to go beyond the two-dimensional format to confront space and volume led her to discover clay: a medium rich in new emotions and infinite possibilities.
Jean François Lemaire
After studying Fine Arts in Dijon 30 years ago, Jean-François LEMAIRE installed in his workshop the ovens and tools necessary for the work of Glass, Bronze and Ceramics.
José Ramos
José Ramos started his activity as a ceramista in 2008, having already developed tile painting work since 2002
Kamal AlZubi
Kamal AlZubi, born into a family of potters, discovered his passion for clay early on. Graduating from the College of Arts and Design at the University of Jordan, he founded pottery studios and exhibited his work internationally. Now, he shares his expertise as the head of the pottery and sculpture department at Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children in Dubai.
Kaori Nakamatsu
Discover the exquisite artistry of Kaori NAKAMATSU, a Japanese artist celebrated for her mastery of European painting techniques on porcelain and glass. From collaborations with gastronomic chefs to prestigious exhibitions worldwide, Nakamatsu's meticulous handcrafted pieces embody Japanese precision and finesse, captivating audiences globally.
Madar Alsuwaidi
Madar Alsuwaidi, an Emirati self-taught potter, finds solace and joy in hand-building with clay. Inspired by her mother's legacy, she brings her imagination to life through her unique creations, each piece reflecting her passion for pottery. Explore Madar's captivating world of ceramics and discover the beauty of her artistry
Maria Pratas
As a textile artist, Maria Pratas, recognized that her degree in visual education, centered on visual content and two-dimensionality, drove the need to create in three-dimensional planes.
Marita Setas Ferro
Marita Setas Ferro was born in 1967 in Beira, Mozambique. Master's thesis in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Oporto, 2009, "The garment as artistic three-dimensional object" (18/20) directed by Professor Sculptor Carlos Barreira and co-directed by Sculptor Joana Vasconcelos.
Matthieu Gicquel's
Explore Matthieu Gicquel's glass art, a testament to the profound beauty found in the ordinary. Rooted in Japanese concepts like wabi-sabi and Yûgen, Gicquel's work elevates the mundane to the sublime, inviting viewers to slow down and discover intricate details within each piece.
Merve and Fatih - OD Art & Design
OD Art & Design was founded by Fatih and Merve in 2019 and established as a studio in 2020 in Ankara. In addition to producing handmade ceramics, porcelain, and stoneware objects and products for daily use, it distinguished itself from the existing ceramic studios by prioritizing spatial design as a studio and took its place among the leading ceramic studios of the segment in a short time.
Shamsa Juma
Shamsa Juma, founder of House of Clay, leads a mission to revive ancient pottery art in Dubai. Her ambition unites local artists and potters, fostering community engagement and global artistic connections. Through her gallery, Shamsa shares the UAE's cultural stories, aiming to bridge local and global ceramic traditions
Vanessa Barragão
Vanessa Barragão (b. 1992) is a textile artist based in Portugal who through her textile art installations and delicate organic structures akin to coral reefs and other natural surfaces, intends to inspire others to create sustainably.
Vânia Gonçalves
Vânia Gonçalves was born in Lisbon in 1978 where she lives and works. She graduated in dentistry, which she practised for 13 years in London, but soon realized her desire to do something artistic.
DESIGNERS