Monday, 16 April 2012

RDS National Crafts Competition 2012

The Call for Entries for this year’s RDS National Crafts Competition has been announced. The deadline for entries in to the first stage of the competition is the 8th of May at 5.00pm. Regarded as one of the largest competitive platforms for Craft in Europe, the RDS brings an international panel of judges to Ireland to adjudicate it. This competition is open to all craft makers and designers living in Ireland or Irish makers who maybe living abroad. Categories include Ceramics, Feltwork, Embrobiary, Woodwork, Glass and Metalwork.With a total prize fund of €27,000 to award to winning designers, the highest accolade is the RDS Award of Excellence for €7,000 and the California Gold Medal. Previous winner include Karl Harron, Mark Campden, Kieran Whitelaw, Kathryn Hutchinson, Caroline Schofield, Sean Dunleavy, Fergal Costello,  Robert O'Connor and  Richard Healy. A competition well worth entering.

Best of luck to all,

Furniture by Fergal Costello

Woodcarving by Richard Healy

Glass by Karl Harron

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