Prizewinner: Caroline Finlay - Jewellery - Sat 04 Aug 2018 -Wed 19 Sep 2018

Craft Shop, open daily, 10am-5.30pm

A special showcase from an award-wining maker. Caroline's contemporary enamel jewellery won the Tony Piper Memorial Award for her jewellery designs in 2017.

Caroline works from her studio in a renovated fire station in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK. She trained at Grays School of Art in N Aberdeen. Alongside teaching Caroline has exhibited her jewellery in the UK, Europe and USA. She says of her work:
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"The unpredictable nature and untamed beauty of the Scottish coastline is my constant source of inspiration. My designs are informed by the textures, colours, shapes and light found there and the emotions they evoke. Flotsam and jetsam washed up, patterns and marks made by the tide and weathered surfaces all provided unending inspiration that I hope to evoke in my jewellery.  I work mainly in silver and vitreous enamel. Enamel allows me to introduce colour into my work and I use a palette that echoes my inspiration.

View Caroline's work and news on Instagram: @car0fin and on TWITTER: @caroline_finlay
 

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ABOUT TONY PIPER'S AWARD
Tony Piper was a talented and experienced maker of leather bags. He was a Member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen for many years and regularly showed at the Contemporary Craft Festival. He was renowned for the high level of his craft skills and he also put great importance on the quality of his materials. Tony passed away in 2013 and to honour his memory the Devon Guild and the Contemporary Craft Festival instigated the Tony Piper Memorial Award, given each year to a maker at the Festival whose work demonstrates a high level of making skills.

Craft shop open daily at: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF





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