Friday, 25 May 2012

Future Maker Results 2012

This years Future Makers Awards were announced at an award ceremony which took place on Tuesday at The Sugar Club in Dublin. With a total prize fund of €30,000, the Future Makers Awards & Support reward the next generation of Irish designers, helping them develop an exciting future in the craft and design industry. Future Makers promotes and distinguishes craftsmanship and excellence in design for creative students and graduates at a critical stage in their career.
 The overall winner of the future maker awards went to a gifted young Irish fashion designer whose stunning creations have been worn by singer Lily Allen, Grammer award winner Esperenza Spalding and Kathyrn Thomas. Natalie Coleman from Monaghan received the overall Future Makers Award of €5000 for the distinctive dress designs from her “All the Jewellery I Never Got” collection which is playfully drawn from images of jewellery she has never received.

Dress designed by Natalie Coleman
Other Future Makers Awards & Support winners announced by the Crafts Council of Ireland include:
Kate Cronin of Klickity, for design excellence. Kate impressed the selection panel with her design skills and desire to expand her work to develop a successful range of contemporary light fittings and products.
Lighting designed by Klickity
Fellow Malthouse designer Jennifer Slattery, textiles designer, for excellence in design development.

Table runner designed by Jennifer Slatery

Kate Murtagh Sheridan, ceramicist, for her experimentation with process, technique, colour and form.

Ceramics designed by Kate Murtagh Sheridan

Theresa Burger, jewellery student, for her large, geometric bangles made using 3D rapid prototyping techniques and inspired by the Zulu people of Southern Africa.

Rings designed by Theresa Burger
Along side another Malthouse Designer, Kathyrn Payne for her furniture,lighting and jewelery design.
Lighting designed by Kathryn Payne

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