Absolutely thrilled this week to receive the news that I had won the silver award for The Craft & Design Selected Maker award.
Great news to get such recognition, here is the email I received, ‘
Hello Fleur We’re delighted to tell you that you have won our craft&design Selected Maker Silver Award 2016: Wood & Metal
Congratulations! Here’s the Judge’s statement:
“Fleur’s career has spanned twenty years and over that time she has carved a reputation as one of the country’s prolific pewtersmiths winning numerous awards. Her pewter work is diverse and includes ranges for the giftware market as well as client based commissions, designs range from one-off sculptural pieces, tableware such as cheese knives, serviette rings, desk clocks and vases. More recently she has developed her practice, exploring combining pewter with blown glass forms; inspired by molten lava, her pieces celebrate movement and fluidity and show an exciting new strand to her practice. Fleur’s skill is in taking processes steeped in tradition from both disciplines; casting pewter, blowing glass, and through her design skill transform the materials into objects that are distinctly contemporary, her commission for the Carey Baptist Church, Northampton particularly illustrates this.” Delyth Done, April 2016.
Its going to be a busy month in May I will be doing 3 shows the first to be set up is Brighton Open Houses, I will be showing again as part of 5 ways I will be at Four Knoyle Road, BN1 6RB. this will be open 4 weekends starting from 9th May.There will be 21 people showing there work, so a great venue to visit there is also a lovely garden where there will be outdoor sculptures and the opportunity to have a bit of tea and cake&
The second show will be at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers in London, 24th – 28th May this 3 day event is a great opportunity for me to meet up with follow pewtersmiths, there are not that many of us! Most of the event is for private functions but there is the opportunity to visit on the Wednesday when it is open to the public.There will also be the prize giving on thursday this is when the results of the Open Competition and Student Competition will be announced, I have fingers crossed for my Candle Centrepiece! If you would like to attend if you email me direct I will be able to request a invite.
Finally on the 30th May I will be display a few pieces at Hobjoin Barn as part of Steyning Art Trail, this will be open for 2 weekends finishing 5th June. This is a fundraising event for St Barnabas Hospice. A variety of work will be on display in a beautiful setting