Maud & Mabel was founded in 2012 by Karen Whiteley. The gallery is located in Hampstead Village, London, and presents a collection of acclaimed and emerging artists working with clay, wood, handcrafted jewellery and clothing. Functional objects and sculptural pieces are exhibited, all of which display exquisite craftsmanship and respect for their materials. Works unite contemporary aesthetic with traditional techniques in every guise: from ceramics and wood to glass, textiles and precious metals and stones. The exhibited pieces are rooted in shibumi, an aspect of Japanese aesthetics that balances simplicity and complexity with perfection and imperfection.