Awards & Sponsorship

The craft&design; Newcomer Award at bctf 2016

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.

Meghan Downs

Handmade Ceramics

craft&design Best Newcomer Award at the British Craft Trade Fair 2016

Meghan's award comprises 12 months promotion and business support from craft&design to the value of £3,000, which includes a 3 page front cover feature in the magazine.

Stephanie Hopkins - Jeweller and Metalsmith

Stephanie Hopkins

Jewellery and Metalsmith

craft&design Highly Commended Newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair 2016

Stephanie receives 12 months promotion and business support from craft&design; to the value of £1,800, which includes a 3 page feature in the magazine.

Christine Cummings - Ceramist

At the BCTF 2016 Awards Evening, we were delighted to make a special presentation to Christine Cummings, our very first Newcomer Award Winner at BCTF 1996 - her hugely successful business continues to move forward with new and exciting work, she is an inspiration to all the Newcomers who have followed in the past two decades!


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

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