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 with a record number of entries. After significant debate however it was decided that this year’s winners would be Chirs Wiseman, Oscar Winters and Simon Bulley and they will now be joining around 70 of the finest craftsmen and women in the British Isles in Cheltenham this August.
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.
All three winning pieces will be exhibited at this year's exhibition from 20th-29th August 2016.