We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s round of prizes for studio-holders at Cockpit. The prizes, supported by Deutsche bank and Credit Suisse are awarded each year to Cockpit Arts studio-holders to develop their businesses. The panel of judges selected:
The Jill Humphrey Springboard Prize – £1000 for an emerging maker to develop their business
Winner: Eleanor Lakelin wood turner, Eleanor (pictured below receiving the prize from Jill Humphrey) is developing a beautiful range of wooden objects and vessels (pictured below). The panel were extremely impressed by the innovative ways Eleanor works with her material. The prize shall be spent on a specialist lathe so Eleanor can create larger-scale pieces.
Commended: Stacey Dee Robertson (pictured below with Nadine Rosnarho) creates bespoke and ready to wear bridal headdresses (pictured below right). Each piece is carefully hand-crafted using materials such as embroidered lace, beading and feathers. The panel were impressed by her well-thought through application and business plan.
The Grier Business Development Prize – £1000 for an established maker to develop their business
Winner: Katharine Morling (pictured below) ceramicist Katharine’s work can be described as 3-dimensional drawings, in the medium of ceramics (pictured below). The panel were impressed by Katharine’s striking work and achievements and her clear vision of how to take her business forward.
Commended: Jacqueline Cullen Jacqueline makes jewellery from Whitby jet (pictured below). The panel found Jacqueline’s work stunning and were very impressed by her passion and of her plans to reach new, international customers.
Over the next year we’ll hear from both of the winners about how they are putting the prize money to good use to develop their businesses.
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