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Building a great future: award winner Colin Wilkes

Over the summer we’ve been working in partnership with Cultivator Cornwall and Devon Guild of Craftsmen. We put together a professional development programme to support the Guild’s Making It exhibition, a showcase of emerging creative talent from the Southwest of England.

After running a series of seminars designed to equip emerging makers with knowledge and skills, our membership manager Hayley Banks had the pleasure of travelling to Bovey Tracey last month to give the Design-Nation Making It Award. Artist maker Colin Wilkes was the deserving recipient of a year’s membership of Design-Nation and all the related benefits.

A former builder, Colin brings deep material knowledge and an impressive skill set to his new creative practice, trading as CKWGlass. He works primarily in radiantly coloured glass, combined with concrete and/or wood, and has a deep commitment to sustainability both through this choice of materials and the processes he uses. Colin’s vessels and forms are distinctive and decorative, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Design-Nation portfolio. Find out more here.

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