Wendy Shorter

Wendy Shorter – upholsterer

Winner of the 2014 HCA/Marsh Trainer Award Wendy runs the largest independent soft furnishing and upholstery centre in the country, and almost 400 students have been taught a range of accredited and non-accredited...

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Yvette Jelfs

Yvette Jelfs – hatmaker

Winner of the 2014 HCA/Marsh ‘Made in Britain’ Award Yvette was called ‘an ambassador of hat making’ by her proposer. She specialises in hand blocking and hat making, and is based in the...

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Colin Henwood

Colin Henwood – boatbuilder

Winner of the 2014 HCA Maker of the Year Award Colin has been building traditional boats for over 35 years and set up his own boat building business on the Thames in 1982....

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Alexandra James

Alexandra James – basketmaker

Winner of the 2012 HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary In 2012, over £4,000 was awarded to Alexandra James, to learn further skills in basketry. It was a difficult decision as many of the short...

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Angela Brown

Angela Brown – the Lace Society

Winner of the 2013 Marsh Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award As Chair of the Lace Society, Angela pulled the Society round from a low point when the founder had died. She saved the Society...

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Cameron Maxfield

Cameron Maxfield – silversmith

Winner of the 2013 Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainer Award Cameron Maxfield (Max) was tutored by the late David Mellor, renowned around the world for his contemporary cutlery design. Cameron attended the Royal College...

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James Portus

James Portus – Fishstock Brixham

Winner of the 2012 Marsh Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award Jim Portus is the organiser, creative director and driving force behind Fishstock Brixham. Fishstock is a one day event, that requires a great deal...

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Wayne Parrott

Wayne Parrott – hand engraver

Winner of the 2012 Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainer Award Wayne studied engraving at evening courses when he was 14 and then at the John Cass at 18, gaining a diploma. He was then...

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