Ceramics – Lisa Young, Dyfed, Wales
Textiles – Woven Oak, Lewes, East Sussex
Jewellery – Grainne Morton, Edinburgh, Scotland
Freestyle – Wolfram Lohr, Brighton, East Sussex
Sustainability – Jennifer McDowell, Wallington, Surrey
Innovation – Jenny Llewellyn, Bethnal Green, East London
Jennifer McDowell, a wood turner from Wallington Surrey
Hot on her heels and in a very close second place was Richard Shock, a wood turner from Oxford.
It would appear that the British public not only rate these two designer-makers but they love the natural materials they work with!
As well as gaining the title of the award they have won all the designer-makers have the opportunity to sell their work on Seek & Adore for free for a year, as well as receiving publicity in Homes & Antiques magazine, among other publications.
Hatty Fawcett, founder of Seek & Adore says: “We wanted to run this campaign to highlight the achievements of Britain’s very talented designer-makers, who often go unnoticed. 2012 has been all about celebrating Great Britain – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, the Paralympics and now the Great British Makers campaign, an opportunity to celebrate the nation’s creativity.
Britain’s Most Creative Designer-makers were chosen by a panel of experts which included:
Britain’s Favourite Designer-maker was awarded based on the number of votes cast by the Nation.
Over 170 designer-makers entered the awards and more than 1,500 votes were cast by people across Britain. The panel were extremely impressed by the diversity and quality of work. Daniel Goode, Seek & Adore’s Chief Seeker said “The Great British Makers campaign has reinforced for me the power of human imagination and creativity. Each category in the awards was very specific and yet the variety and quality of the work exhibited in each category was astounding.”
Read what the expert panel said about each of the winners’ work.