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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:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Plymouth College of Art Degree Shows

craft&design Online is here!

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We're delighted to bring you the first issue of our brand new craft&design Online! We've included everyone's favourite sections from the the printed magazine - but with lots of lovely online extras!
And it's all for free too - so sit back and enjoy!

It's the last week of National Craft and Design Month!

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There's so much to see and do - places to go, people to meet, creativity to share: craft fairs, shows, exhibitions, open studios, courses, workshops, demonstrations.... have a great time and a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

Stitch at The Guild at 51

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11 April – 4 June 2017 The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT Taking the ancient practice of stitch and interpreting it in the modern age, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen members, from a variety of disciplines, will be showing new collections of work at their gallery / shop in the centre of Cheltenham.

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