Friday, 17 December 2010

Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards


Wesley-Barrell is delighted to announce the launch of the third Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards.  The Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards 2011 are designed to put British craftsmanship in the spotlight and recognise the wealth of talented makers that work in Britain today.

Who should Enter
Aimed at established makers who work professionally in Britain.

•          Furniture
•          Vessels for Interiors

Why Enter
•          Shortlisted pieces will be showcased in a touring exhibition including Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire and Wesley-Barrell’s flagship showroom in Wigmore Street during London Design Festival.
•          A cash prize of £2,500 will be awarded to a winner from both categories.
•          Each winner will also benefit from a business mentoring scheme with Wesley-Barrell

Judging criteria
The eminent panel of judges includes Jon Snow – Newscaster, Channel 4 News, Katrina Burroughs – Columnist for the Sunday Times, Peter Ting – Ceramicist, Alastair Graham – Furniture consultant,  Helen Chislett – Journalist and Juliette Barrell – from Wesley-Barrell.

The judging panel will be particularly focused on the use of traditional craft skills utilised in an innovative and contemporary way to create beautiful and handcrafted one-off pieces.

How to enter
Entries must be submitted by Sunday 13th February 2011 .  To enter makers should complete an entry form by clicking onto this link Application 2011 by requesting a hard copy from Ali Griffiths at Wesley-Barrell, Ducklington Mill, Standlake Road, Ducklington, Oxon, OX29 7YR.  Tel. 01993 893108 or email

Winners of each category will be announced at Art in Action 21-24 July 2011.

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