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The craft&design Newcomer Award at bctf 2009

Daniel Kavanagh

craft&design Newcomer Award Winner at the British Craft Trade Fair 2009

Vessel with Bronze handles, Earthenware Ceramics by Daniel Kavanagh

When judging for our craft&design Newcomer Award at BCTF, we look for lots of things which collectively point to a successful future for the maker. Skill and craftsmanship in design and making are important of course, but so is presentation at the show, sensible pricing, a knowledge of the market and how the products fit into it, business skills and a plan for the future.

Daniel Kavanagh£s work really caught our eye for being professional, mature and particularly skilful; the classical lines of his ceramic pieces combined with his innovative use of bronze, create work which speaks of quality and craftsmanship. Daniel will receive 12 months marketing and promotional support from craft&design to the value of £3,000.

Na£ve Textile Art

craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair 2009

Ice Cream Jewellery Pincushions by Na£ve Textile Art

For our craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer we chose mother and daughter team, Becks and Susan Jennings, who trade as Naive Textile Art. Their collection of functional and decorative Pincushions and Jewellery Boxes, created from found and natural materials, were well designed and beautifully made and offered buyers an original product at an attractive price.

Becks and Susan will receive marketing and promotional support from craft&design to the value of £1,800.


Winners of the Newcomer Award at bctf:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Contemporary Glass Society

craft&design Best Newcomer Award at BCTF

Congratulations to Charlotte Wilkinson! We'll tell you more about Charlotte and her spectacular glass in our May issue of craft&design Online!

craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer Award at BCTF


We were delighted to present our Highly Commended Newcomer Award to Rouaida Boullier ROUAIDA.COM for her highly original range of jewellery. Find out more in our May issue of craft&design Online!

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