If you can’t remember meeting Siobhan, you haven’t met Siobhan. A glowing pillar of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge she is truly a delight to work with. We are really proud of the creative elements of the Awards ceremony and as well as the stunning glass awards created by glass artist and designer Jo Vincent, we are also lucky enough to have Siobhan Newton of Miles-Moore Ceramics creating two additional awards for the two star prizes!
Both pieces are handbuilt using white grogged stoneware clay. The decorative finish is achieved by blending together three iconic Cumbrian materials, Egremont Haematite, Coniston Slate and Shap Granite and in fact a fourth…Cumbria rainwater! A colour shifting paint finish unique to Miles-Moore Ceramics is then used to give the pieces their final lustre. The finished pieces tell the story of Cumbria’s industrial history from subsistence agriculture based on our amazing landscape, exporting the stone and metal that is hidden beneath it, through to the innovation and high tech industry that comes from networking family business together in this unique corner of the world.
We won’t tell you any more as we’ll save the finer details for the big night, but safe to say that whoever receives these stunning artworks on the night are truly in for a treat. Thank you to Siobhan Newton whose lust for life has given the awards even more sparkle than before!
Photo credit: Jen at Whitefeather