The Great British Makers award for Most Creative Designer-maker (in all categories) will be judged by a panel of experts who include:
About The Judges
Angela Linforth, Editor BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine
Angela Linforth has been an interiors journalist for more than 15 years. She has been the editor of Homes & Antiques for more than five years and has a passion for beautiful objects from every era, including contemporary craft, which is included in the magazine each month under its ‘Antiques of the Future’ slot.
Stuart Akroyd, Glassmaker
Stuart Akroyd has been making studio glass for 25 years; he is recognised nationally and internationally as an accomplished designer/maker. His career began in the North East and in 1991 he set up Stuart Akroyd Glass Designs where his creativity flourished. Stuart supports new makers through his work as a mentor and selection panel member for Design Factory.
Dan Goode, Chief Seeker, Seek & Adore
Dan Goode’s background is creative on a number of fronts, initially trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – and still working as a professional actor in TV, radio and on stage – Dan is also a painter and a trained ceramicist. Alongside these pursuits Dan is passionate about the history of art, craft and design, its future and more importantly its survival. He is also an avid collector. By utilising and exercising so many of Dan’s passions, most particularly as the ‘Chief Seeker’ for Seek & Adore, the person given the gift of finding its talented designer-makers, Seek & Adore has become a passion in itself!
Sian Evans, Jeweller, designer and lecturer�
Sian is a designer, collector, academic and craftsman. Her passions are learning and teaching, humanity, the adorned body, archaeological history and culture. She is senior lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s BA jewellery design and mentor to many of our most exciting young jewellery designers of the last ten years and a practicing designer with a keen eye on shifting trends and social conscience.
Della Tinsley, Director of ELDS which organises Treasure and East London Design Show
Della studied 3D design and glass and had a successful career as a glass maker before her passion for jewellery took her down other avenues. As Director of the ELDS, Della organises Treasure (part of London Jewellery Week) and The East London Design Show. She is considered one of the hardest working women in the British Jewellery industry and her passion for promoting strong design and talented designer-makers shines through in everything she does.