Herritage Crafts Association Award – Maker of the Year 2015.
In May 2015 Owen was awarded the Herritage Crafts Association Maker of the Year Award ‘in recognition of outstanding craftsmanship and for contributing to Britain’s rich craft heritage in doing so’.
The Herritage Crafts Awards were presented at the annual conference hosted by the V&A Museum in London. The theme for this year’s annual conference was A Place for Craft and a number of speakers shared a wealth of insights, knowledge, and experience.
We knew that Owen had been shortlisted for the award a few months beforehand and we were invited to attend the conference on the 9th May. ‘Sitting on the front row was a little nerve-racking as the nominations and biographies were read out and it was a great thrill to be announced as this years winner. With my father having received an MBE for services to millinery and skills training in 2008, I feel very honoured to be following lightly in his footsteps!’
You can see more about the event and other aspects of the Heritage Crafts Association here.