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Woman’s Hour Craft Prize comes to The Lighthouse in Glasgow

A new exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow – Woman’s Hour Craft Prize – showcases the work of the 12 finalist of the inaugural prize, a collaboration between BBC Radio 4, the Crafts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The exhibition opens on 30 March.

 

The prize was established to find and celebrate the most innovative and exciting craft practitioner or designer-maker in the UK, and seeks to reward originality and excellence in concept, design and process.

 

The work on display includes handwoven willow structures, futuristic glass figures and carefully darned clothing to bespoke bicycles and unfired clay installations.  The pieces exhibited explore issues as varied as consumer culture, identity and heritage.

 

The winner of the inaugural prize was ceramicist Phoebe Cummings.

 

Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome this exhibition to The Lighthouse, one not to miss for the many people who are interested in craft and designer-making.  The work on display comes from some of the finest practitioners in the UK.”

 

More information on the exhibition, which runs from 30 March – 26 May, is available at: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/womans-hour-craft-prize.

 

The exhibition tour was organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize is in association with BBC Radio 4 and the Craft Council