The wait is over and the winners are in!
After the buzzing private view evening, and a successful inaugural MAKERS exhibition, the winners of the two awards have been announced. This is the fitting finale to this exciting new exhibition, for creative minded Manchester, which was welcomed by interiors professionals and the public alike. The dynamic showcase has attracted some of the UK’s strongest makers and has filled the gap in the North for an event dedicated to high end and handmade interior products.
Brett Payne, eminent British silversmith is the 1st prize winner of SHAKER MAKER at MAKERS.
The SHAKER MAKER competition was judged by top international interior designer Mark Gillette and Arts Correspondent for Manchester Evening News, Sarah Walters.
“Brett used a really inventive twist on the dinner table staple candlestick…beautiful balance” Sarah Walters
“Brett used quality materials and design. The candlesticks he exhibited were usable, transportable and exemplified Britishness” Mark Gillette
Brett is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a Fellow of The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. The Silverware he produces is individually hot forged, by hand, in Sterling Silver. His designs cover candlesticks, cutlery, spoons, cookware, jewellery and bespoke items for commission. From his Sheffield workshop he exhibits widely nationally and internationally and his work forms part of the V&A’s collection and
As the doors close on this unique showcase, both exhibitors and visitors look forward to the 2014 event.
“In recent years the interiors marketplace has become awash with mass produced, imported products. For this reason I think that many people are looking once again to hand crafted pieces made here in the UK – they are looking for something unique. With many hand skills being gradually lost to machinery, a celebration of craftsmanship such as this is welcomed and I for one look forward to seeing it grow” Michelle Keeling, British Glass Biennale