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19th-28th August 2017

Visitor Prize Draw

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design


19th - 28th August 2017

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Visitor Prize Draw

The free visitor prize drawer sponsored by the Peter Sefton Furniture School offers one lucky visitor the opportunity to win £500 to spend with one of our exhibitors.

2016 Visitor Prize Draw

We have now contacted the winner of the 2015 prize drawer and hope to bring you news of what they decide to buy with their voucher in the future.

As part of the prize draw we ask each visitor to tell us their favourite exhibit. We have finally tallied up all of the visitor’s votes and are pleased to announce the top 10 favourite pieces from 2016 were….

1st Johnson Furniture's - Expanding Circular Dining Table

This was certainly the star of the exhibition this year and we asked the maker George Johnson for a little more information about the piece:

"This latest version of my expanding circular dining has a top veneered in masur birch.  This is a Scandinavian timber where the bark is ingrowing in the trunk which produces beautiful burr like effects.  The top was created with 12 pieces of masur birch arranged in a book matched star-burst pattern.  The base and detail on the top are made from wenge which is an African hardwood.  The legs have an internal metal structure which allows them to be slim and elegant but still be rigid enough to produce a solid table.  The expansion mechanism was custom made using laser cut steel and also featured some 3D printed parts, meaning it is super accurate, and after being opened and closed several hundred times at the show, reliable!"

A video of the table can be viewed here.

2nd Robert Scott's - 'Aeolian' Console Table

3rd Christine Meyer-Eaglestone's - 'Moon' III Wall Cabinet

Philip Dobbins Furniture's - 'Tweed' Console Table

Burke & Marshall's - 'Hugo' Drinks Cabinet 

6th Robert Scott's - 'Aeolian' Desk

7th Chris Wiseman's - 'Oak Within' Sideboard

Chris Wiseman was one of the 2016 Alan Peters (Student) Award for Excellence Winners and also the 2016 Woodland Heritage's Best Use of British Timber Award Winner.

8th Edward Johnson's - Bog Oak Linen Chest

9th Paul Jaques Design's - 'Walnut Poem' Coffee Table

10th Waywood's Alter

2015 Visitor Prize Draw

1st Charles Byron - 'Log Stack' Cabinet & Sam Carter Bespoke Furniture - 'Overarching II'


3rd Marc Fish - 'One Piece Series - Console Table 2015'

4th Kevin Stamper - 'Plum Blossom' Cabinet

5th Matthew Burt - Bow-Fronted Chest Of Drawers

6th Auspicious Furniture - Refectory Table & Rocker


8th Kevin Stamper - 'Estuary Islands' Cabinet

9th Philip Dobbins Furniture - Card Table

10th Hugh Miller Furniture - Oak Writing Desk

2014 Visitor Prize Draw

2014’s winner of the £500 voucher has decided to commission a mirror from Thomas Whittingham Furniture based on one they saw at the 2014 exhibition. 

As part of this year’s prize draw we asked each visitor to tell us their favourite exhibit. We have finally tallied up all of the visitor’s votes and are pleased to announce the top 10 favourite pieces from 2014 are….

1st           61           Sounding Bowls


2nd          70a         Thomas Whittingham – ‘Grizedale’ Console Table (2013 Alan Peters Award Winner)

3rd           18c         Jonathan Field – ‘Table for Jeremy’


4th            65e        Alardus Van den Bosch – ‘Full Autumn Leaves’ Table


5th           33a         Tom Jarrold – ‘Elixir’ (2014 Alan Peters Award Winner)


6th           63c         Kevin Stamper – ‘Morning Storm’ Cabinet


7th           7a           Cimitree – ‘Sakura’ Drinks Cabinet


8th           53c         Ben Rawlinson Bespoke Furniture – ‘Helios’ Series Dining Table


9th           68a         Waywood – ‘Euclid’ Table


10th         39a         Armando Magnino Fine Furniture – ‘Bookstack’


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