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2016 RDS Craft Awards Winners

There was a prize fund of €30,000 in the 2016 RDS Craft Awards. Details of all prize winners are listed below.

2016 Major Awards

Karen Morgan Kiss

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

Kiss

Karen Morgan

Riona Finn Kumo

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

Kumo

Riona Finn

Charlie Ratcliff Abstract Blue 2

IACI RDS Muriel Gahan Award €2,000

Abstract Blue 2

Charlie Ratcliff

Peter Keane, Torii Butsudan

RDS Graduate Award €2,000

Torii Butsudan

Peter Keane

Sheep

National Crafts & Design Fair Award

Embroidered Sheep Cushions

Niamh O'Connell

 

Winding Down

RDS William Smith O'Brien Perpetual Challenge Cup

Winding Down

Antoinette Hensey

2016 Category Prizes

BASKETRY

Established Maker: Gerardine Wisdom
Emerging Maker: Hanna Van Aelst

CALLIGRAPHY

Established Maker: Gareth Colgan Emerging Maker: Not Awarded

CARVING                           

Established Maker: James Horan 
Emerging Maker: Seamus May

CERAMICS  

Established Maker: Karen Morgan
Emerging Maker: Amy Mackle

CONSTRUCTED TEXTILES

Established Maker: Antoinette Hensey 
Emerging Maker: Lucy Madge

EMBELLISHED TEXTILES

Established Maker: Ciara Harrison Emerging Maker: Raychel Murphy

FURNITURE   

Established Maker: Not Awarded Emerging Maker: Ryan Connolly

GLASS

Established Maker: Not Awarded Emerging Maker: Grainne Banville

JEWELLERY 

Established Maker: Fiona Mulholland
Emerging Maker: Riona Finn

LEATHERWORK   

Established Maker: Roisin Gartland Emerging Maker: Shauna McGowan

SILVERSMITHING &
METALWORK

Established Maker: Cecilia Moore
Emerging Maker: Sarah Louise Gregory

WOODTURNING

Established Maker: Roger Bennett Emerging Maker: Alan Meredith

 

Sponsored Awards
Emerging & Established Makers Eligible

CERAMICS IRELAND AWARD €500 Adam Frew
COMPANY OF GOLDSMITHS OF DUBLIN AWARD €500 Paula O'Callaghan
ELEANOR DE LA BRANCHARDIĂˆRE AWARD €1,000 Patricia Cox
GLASS SOCIETY OF IRELAND AWARD €500 Grainne Banville
GUILD OF IRISH LACEMAKERS AWARD €500 Aisling Doonan
IRISH PATCHWORK SOCIETY AWARD €500 Susanna Donohoe
IRISH WOODTURNERS' GUILD AWARD €500 Matt Jones
TRADITIONAL LACEMAKERS OF IRELAND AWARD Leonora Ferguson

Sponsored Awards
Emerging Makers ONLY

LILLIAS MITCHELL AWARD €500 Lucy Madge
DONEGAL YARNS AWARD €500 Ann Nolan

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