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The largest exhibition of contemporary designer-maker furniture in the UK

18th-27th August 2018

2013 WINNERS - The Alan Peters Award for Excellence

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design


18th - 27th August 2018


Exhibitor application deadline Friday 23rd - click here for more details.

This competition offered up to three of this year’s brightest young prospects the opportunity to exhibit their entry alongside the best in the business at this year’s Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design exhibition, gaining valuable experience and contacts.

The late Alan Peters OBE dedicated his life to the furniture industry in the workshop, through writing and also by teaching and this award continues his legacy by encouraging and supporting the next generation of furniture designer-makers at the start of their fledgling careers.


We had a great response to the competition, demonstrated both by the number of entries that we received and by the fact that our three talented winners have all come from different colleges. Jan Waterston and Thomas Whittingham will be exhibiting their entries this year alongside some of the best craftsmanship in the British Isles.


The Award was judged by Keith Newton - apprentice of and maker for Alan Peters for 19 years, Jeremy Broun FRSA – pioneering furniture designer-maker and producer of the DVD ‘Alan Peters – The Makers Maker’ and Jason Heap – award winning furniture designer-maker and director of Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design.


The judges were hugely impressed with the standard of entries that have set the bar extremely high for future years. For the judges comments and photographs of the pieces please see the main Alan Peters page.

Both winning pieces will be exhibited at this year's exhibition from 17th-26th August 2013.

Related Links:

Alan Peters Obituary (The Guardian)

How to Enter The Alan Peters Award for Excellence



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