With less than a month left to vote, the Great British Makers competition is really heating up! We have some fantastic makers in the running but only one will be crowned Britain’s Favourite Designer-maker. Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to cast vote and support your favourite.
From ceramicists to wood-turners, sculptors to jewellers, these makers show design talent across a host of disciplines. Each designer-maker works hard to develop their own techniques and innovations, making each piece unique.
Take a look at our current top 5 makers:
1. Jennifer McDowell
Jennifer McDowell works under the name Do-Well designs and it’s no wonder her pieces are so popular. Jennifer makes beautiful wooden plates and kitchenware from sustainable resources.
2. Helen Noakes
Helen’s quirky and distinctive statement jewellery is bound to put a smile on your face. From penguins to polar bears her designs will surprise and delight.
3. Richard Shock
Wood turner Richard Shock from Oxfordshire employs traditional techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces for the home.
4. Gillian Lee Smith
Gillian’s sculptures are both beautiful and haunting. You may have spotted her work recently on the BBC’s art programme “Show me the Monet”.
5. Diane Turner
Diane creates hand sculpted wooden and metal jewellery for a statement look.
There’s still time to vote for your favourite designer and give them the recognition they deserve. Simply click the Facebook ‘Like’ button next to your chosen maker to show your support.
Find out more about the Great British Makers campaign here