I'm really glad to have been selected for this year's shortlist of both the Future Makers awards from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland as well as the Irish Made Awards from Irish Country Magazine!
The Hands Collection has made quite the impression and the lights are in good company with some of the most impressive upcoming and established makers in Ireland.
Show your support with an Irish Made vote athttp://www.irishcountrymagazine.ie/article.php?id=288438 and check out the other shortlisted Future Makers over herehttp://www.futuremakers.ie/future-makers-2017-awards-suppo…/. Voting closes on Sunday, 6th August, 2017.
More on the Future Makers Awards 2017:
"Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of a number of DCCoI initiatives supporting emerging talent in the craft and design sector. Divided into student and practitioner categories, the Future Makers programme recognises and rewards innovation and excellence in making, while encouraging experimentation in the creative process among students and recent graduates at a critical point in their emerging careers. Previous winners and recipients have progressed to developing careers across a broad range of disciplines in the creative sector, with the support from Future Makers being a key part of their development and career progression. Previous winners include Natalie B Coleman, Úna Burke, Superfolk, Helena Malone, Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, Kevin Callaghan and Print Block."
More on the Irish Made Awards 2017:
"Irish Country Magazine has launched their inaugural Irish Made Awards. The awards, open to creative businesses and makers across the country, will highlight the best in Irish made products with the overall winner taking home an advertising and mentoring package worth €10,000. The idea for Irish Made came on the back of Irish Country Magazine winning the Innovation Award at the Magazines Ireland Awards 2016, for creating the Irish Made stamp highlighting Irish products featuring in the magazine each month."