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2017 RDS Craft Awards Winners

There was a prize fund of over €30,000 in the 2017 RDS Craft Awards. Details of all prize winners are listed below.

2017 Major Awards

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RDS Established Maker Award of Excellence & California Gold Medal €5,000

Vortex

Gráinne Watts

 

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Emerging Maker Award of Excellence & California Gold Medal €5,000 

Carapace Collection

Eleanor Haworth

 

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RDS Muriel Gahan Award €2,000

Celtic Zen

Ina Olohan

 

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RDS Graduate Award €2,000

Well Worn

Orlaith de Paor

 

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National Crafts & Design Fair Award

Irish Hobby Horses, Unicorns & Dragons

Katharine Griffith

 

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RDS William Smith O'Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup

Literary Landscape

Mary Palmer & Anne Kiely

 

2017 Category Prizes

BASKETRY

Established Maker: Joe Hogan
Emerging Maker: Not Awarded

 

CALLIGRAPHY

 

Established Maker: Gareth Colgan
Emerging Maker: Not Awarded

 

CERAMICS                      

 

Established Maker: Gráinne Watts
Emerging Maker: Kate O'Kelly

 

CONSTRUCTED TEXTILES

 

Established Maker: Lorna Donlon
Emerging Maker: Edel Traynor

 

EMBELLISHED TEXTILES

 

Established Maker: Mary Palmer & Anne Kiely
Emerging Maker: Niamh McCarthy

 

FURNITURE   

 

Established Maker: Ryan Connolly
Emerging Maker: Ciarán McGill

 

GLASS

 

Established Maker: Not Awarded
Emerging Maker: Alice Burns

 

JEWELLERY 

 

Established Maker: Nigel O'Reilly
Emerging Maker: Eleanor Haworth

 

SILVERSMITHING &
METALWORK

 

Established Maker: Jane Murtagh
Emerging Maker: Annemarie Reinhold

 

WOODTURNING

 

Established Maker: Gintaras Malinauskas
Emerging Maker: Alan Meredith

 

Sponsored Awards
Emerging & Established Makers Eligible

CERAMICS IRELAND AWARD €1,000 Amy Mackle
COMPANY OF GOLDSMITHS OF DUBLIN AWARD €500 Not Awarded
ELEANOR DE LA BRANCHARDIÈRE AWARD €1,000 Saidhbhín Gibson
GLASS SOCIETY OF IRELAND AWARD €500 Alice Burns
GUILD OF IRISH LACEMAKERS' AWARD €500 Aisling Doonan
IRISH PATCHWORK SOCIETY AWARD €500 Mary Palmer & Anne Kiely
IRISH WOODTURNERS' GUILD AWARD €500 Alan Meredith
TRADITIONAL LACEMAKERS OF IRELAND AWARD Eithne Guilfoyle

 

Sponsored Awards
Emerging Makers Only

LILLIAS MITCHELL AWARD €500 Edel Traynor
DONEGAL YARNS AWARD €500 Eavan O'Leary

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