Crafts Council and National Trust Open Call Competition
By rebelglass, Oct 27 2019 04:37PM
I was over the moon earlier this month to recieve an email inviting me to the final of an Open Call Competition by the Crafts Council in partnership with the National Trust.
The National Trust champion heritage craft skills and promote UK makers through their artisan retail collection. Every year they choose a talented maker to create a special collection inspired by National Trust properties.
I was one of six finalists from across the country to be selected to attend a panel of judges at the National Trust property Tyntesfiled House In Somerset.
The selected artist works with the National Trust to develop a range of handmade products exclusively for us. Every product bears the fingerprint of the maker and is rooted in the places that inspire them.
Finalist were selcetd using a shortlist of quality, concept and commercial potential. The winning artist has yet to be annouced.