Winner of the Balvenie Young master of craft awards

1 June 2011
I am delighted to have been selected as the winner of the Balvenie Young Master of craft 2011. What a huge boost and a wonderful accolade.The award aims to shine a light on talent in the field of handcrafts which recognises outstanding skill and young emerging talent in the crafts sector. The awards ceremony was held in the Connaught Hotel, Mayfair and judged by TV presenter and author, Kevin McCloud, the chairman of the Heritage Crafts Association, Robin Wood, expert crafts photographer, Nick Hand, Editor of The Sunday Telegraph Life, Anne Cuthbertson and the whisky industry’s longest standing Malt Master,David Stewart.

New Boot Prototypes

I have been working on two prototypes, the first pair of boots is made from a mixture of leather and sheepskin, the second pair is made in thick, unlined Nubuck, modelled by Bethan Jenkins.

Funding From A.C.W

Sunday, 22 August 2010
I received a small project grant from The Arts Council of Wales. Very exciting as it will help to fund and develop, design and produce a brand new collection of Shoes, Shandals and Boots based on the techniques and philosophy I have learnt over the past 5 years.

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