Highland Makers, Richard Kennedy and Geoff King have been shortlisted as finalists for the craft&design Magazine Selected Awards 2013. Voting has now closed for the awards and the organisers would like to say a huge thank you to the thousands of people who voted this year.
Richard, who runs the “Bole the Gallery” in Kilberry, Argyll, is self taught and has been creating wooden items for 10years. He is influenced by wood turners such as Bert Marsh, Liam Flynn and Rude Osolink . Richard is a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the American Association of Woodturners. Richard was also recently accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners. He also writes articles for “Woodturning” magazine. Find out more about Richard here: www.craftmaker.co.uk/richardkennedy
Geoff King of Woodland Treasures, based in Portmahomack, Ross-shire designs and makes hand carved wooden jewellery from reclaimed off-cuts of British timbers, including 4000 year old Scottish bog oak and whiskey barrel staves, using a skills base he has acquired over twenty-five years of working in wood. The collection includes ranges of necklaces, earrings, brooches, combs, bangles and kilt pins. Find out more about Geoff here: www.craftmaker.co.uk/geoffking
Soon, Specialist Judges will be deciding who will be Gold & Silver Awards winners and who will take the top title of craft&design Selected Maker of the Year 2013.
Find out more by visiting the www.craftanddesign.net/awards/selected/2013/winners/
Source: craft&design Magazine