BCTF 2019 Award Winners Announced

Earlier this week, the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) announced the winners of the show’s annual awards which set out to recognise British designer-makers.

“BCTF is a real celebration of all things British and handmade, and our award winners represent that brilliantly,” commented show organiser, Margeret Bunn.

The winners were as follows:

Form & Function Award sponsored by The Platform Gallery: Joint Winners – Ellen Monaghan, Helen Eastham Studio, Kevin Hutson, Sarah Saunders Ceramics, Rebecca Perry Ceramics and Cinda Clark Design.

BCTF Award for Excellence sponsored by the Pyramid Gallery: Winner – Melina Xenaki Ceramics; Highly Commended – Ugly Jewellery and DW Glass

Best Newcomer Award sponsored by the Heart Gallery: Winner – Faye Hall Design; Highly Commended – Betsy & Els.

Post Newcomer Award sponsored by ACID: Winner – Sandra Vick

The Giftware Association Award for Excellence: Winner – Rachel Thornton

The NAJ Award for Excellence: Francesca Marcenaro

Greeting Card Award: Winner – Citrus Bunn; Just Because – Betsy & Els; Highly Commended – Claire Baxter Fine Art; Commended – The Three Foxes and Jill Ray Landscapes

Wow Factor Award sponsored by DesignGap/ArtGap: exhibitors selected Kate Toms as the winner from a short list of three, which also included Melina Xenaki Ceramics and Jack McGonicle Ceramics.

The awards took place at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.


Top: Rachel Thornton won The Giftware Association award for Excellence.

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