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The craft&design Newcomer Award at bctf 2011

We are proud to have sponsored this award at bctf since 1996 and take great pleasure in seeing so many of our previous winners now working as successful professional designer-makers in the British craft industry. Each year we select a Winner and Highly Commended from the exhibitors in the Newcomers Gallery at bctf. Judging is based on originality and skill in design and making, presentation and design of exhibition stand at bctf, business skills and ability. Both makers receive substantial promotional and marketing benefits as part of the Award, plus features in craft&design Magazine with a special front cover promotion for the Winner.

Anna Calvert £ Contemporary Leather and Silver Jewellery

craft&design Newcomer Award Winner at the British Craft Trade Fair 2011

Necklace by Anna Calvert

craft&design Newcomer Award Winner at the British Craft Trade Fair 2011, Anna Calvert£s delicate leather and silver jewellery has a style of it£s own, with inspiration drawn from nature, in particular the shape and textures of different types of fungi. Anna£s display at the trade show complemented her work perfectly and her presentation was a fine example of her professional approach to every aspect of her work.

Anna will receive 12 months marketing and promotional support from craft&design to the value of £3,000.

Yueh Yin Taffs, Porcelain Sculpture

craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair 2011

Ceramic Sculpture by Yueh Yin Taffs

Yueh Yin Taffs' striking hand-built porcelain sculptures are expressively stylised to capture the energy, spirit and movement of the horse, whilst also reflecting her own enthusiasm and passion for her work.

Yueh Yin Taffs 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

Ian W. Wallace Craft Insurance

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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