From a strong shortlist that included many a familiar face to the Crafts Council including some of our maker alumni - the winners of the 9th Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards were announced yesterday.
Tanya Gomez won the Vessels for interiors category for her celadon and black ceramics. The judges said her work was, "Raw and powerful, sensual like the sea which is such an inspiration to her."
And Edward Wild won in the Furniture category for his hall console table. The judges said, "This console is an essay in classic 'fine' furniture technique which almost literally frames exuberance with a disciplined restraint."
Tanya and Edward each receive £2,500 and business mentoring with Wesley-Barrell. The shortlisted pieces are showcased at Wesley-Barrell, Wigmore St, London, until 18 June before moving onto Art in Action at Waterperry House in Oxfordshire, 17 to 20 July.