Winners of 2016 Scottish Craft Awards announced
£10,000 awarded to graduates of Scotland's Art and Design colleges
Key players from Scotland’s crafts, art and design industry gathered in Dundee (Wed 23 March) for the inaugural Inches Carr Scottish Craft Awards to celebrate new and innovative work being produced by graduates of Scotland’s art and design colleges.
The ceremony, hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design saw four Graduate Craft Award prizes totalling £10,000 awarded to three graduates of Edinburgh College of Art, Harry Morgan (glass / concrete maker), Karolina Baines (jeweller), Lucy Simpson (textile designer) and DJCAD graduate Sayoko Kobayashi (jeweller).
Established in January this year by the Inches Carr Trust, the Graduate Craft Awards are to encourage recent graduates to advance their skills and knowledge within the craft field, with development work to be undertaken in or associated with Scotland.
The awards dinner and ceremony presented by Harris Tweed Hebrides Creative Director, Mark Hogarth showcased the work of 10 finalists working in the disciplines of silversmithing, textile design, enamelling, glass design and jewellery design.
Robin Blair, Chair of the Inches Carr Trust said: “We hope that these new awards will be an encouragement to the many marvellously creative graduates who come out of the Scottish Art and Design Colleges.”
Mark Hogarth, Creative Director, Harris Tweed Hebrides said: I’ve seen some outstanding work this evening. Award ceremonies such as this are key to encouraging more people to celebrate and recognise the importance of contemporary craft.”
Applications were invited from graduates of Scotland’s five internationally renowned art and design institutions Glasgow School of Art, Gray’s School of Art, Heriot Watt University School of Textiles & Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Edinburgh College of Art.
Hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone for its first year, future events will see the awards tour Scotland’s other art schools.
Entries for the 2017 Inches Carr Scottish Craft Awards are open for submission from November with a closing date of 6th January 2017
Further information www.inchescarr.org.uK