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Meghan Downs: Best Newcomer at The British Craft Trade Fair 2016

The wonderful work of studio holder Meghan Downs was recognised at The British Craft Trade Fair 2016 last weekend, when she won Best Newcomer Award!

“Going to the BCTF after only 6 months of starting out as a business was a great opportunity for me to get some real feedback and insight in to how others viewed my work, and the response I had was great!

Many people commented that it was highly unusual work and interesting to look at, as well as the potential being recognised for further developments and commissions in my style. It was also a good show for me to do as it gave me a deadline early in the year, and that definitely helped to push myself to develop new work, update my website and have new images done a lot quicker.

Hopefully as a result of doing the BCTF I will now be stocking my work in different galleries across the UK and beginning to take on commission work, all of which was part of my goals for the first year of business. Being awarded the newcomers award was far more than I ever imagined would happen! And I can't wait to have a front cover & feature in Craft & Design Magazine who sponsor Best Newcomer Award, SUCH a good opportunity!!"

Meghan is currently on our Starter Studio Programme for Ceramicists.