Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Designer Makers Opportunity


Wesley-Barrell are keen to ensure that all makers who fit the criteria, are made aware of the WESLEY-BARRELL CRAFT AWARDS 2008 and encouraged to

enter. We would be very grateful for your support in raising awareness. I have included brief details below and full details and an application form can be found on the

Wesley-Barrell website www.wesley-barrell.co.uk and clicking on 'What's On' on the home page which will take you through to the Craft Award pages.


Winning a Wesley-Barrell Craft Award will bring recognition to maker's skills - the judging panel is made up of some of the most respected and discerning names in the world of craft and design including Jon Snow - Channel 4 News anchorman, Kara O'Reilly - Associate Editor Sunday Times Style, Celia Birtwell - Textile designer, Alastair Graham - Furniture consultant, Sheryll Catto - from the Crafts Council, Helen Chislett - Journalist and Juliette Barrell - from Wesley-Barrell.

The Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards are aimed specifically at makers who are 'mid-careerists' that have been working professionally in Britain for five years.

There are two categories; Furniture and Textiles for Interiors.

As well as a cash prize of £3,000, the two winners will also benefit from a business mentoring scheme with Wesley-Barrell which will give them access to professionals from

every department including marketing, sales, accounts and IT.

Winners from each category will be announced at Origin 2008 - The London Craft Fair run by the Crafts Council at Somerset House. Winners and short-listed makers

will be showcased at the Fair following a touring exhibition of selected Wesley-Barrell stores next summer including their flagship store at 15 Wigmore Street, London.


If makers are unable to enter online they can also contact me for a hard copy of the application form. Please do let me know if you have any queries and thank you

for your support.

Best wishes, Ali

Alison Griffiths

Marketing & Publicity Manager

Tel: - 01993 893108

Fax: - 01993 893135


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