The Skinners is delighted to
support the Glasgow School of Art Leather Competition, which is
sponsored by Bridge of Weir Leather Company. A large number
of students competed and entries were judged by Susan Ross and Dale
Wallace of Bridge of Weir Leather Company.
1st Prize was awarded to
Kelly McEwan for "Outstanding and unique exploration of leather as
a material. The visual presentation and branding of the work
was excellent." Below is a snapshot of her
presentation. Kerry won £500, travel and accommodation to
London and entry to the 100% Design London.
Ruth Crothers took the 2nd Prize of
£350 and a ticket to the 100% Design. Her work was described
as "Playful pattern making and successful application onto
shoes. Visually creative and commercial use of the
leather scrap. An over all excellent well rounded
Joint 3rd Prize was
awarded to Frances Gordon and Jenni Barret and commendations
to Joanna Dixon, Heather Hobb and Asami Ohara.
An item of each of the 4 designers
work will be displayed on the Bridge of Weir Leather Company stand
at 100% Design.
After the awards ceremony at the
Trades House, Susan said "This year's leather competition was
outstanding and it was extremely difficult selecting the
winners. The overall attention to detail and presentation of
the leathers they produced was of a very high standard. It
was necessary to remind ourselves they were just 2nd year
students. We look forward to showing the students work at
100% Design in London."
For information about the
competition contact: Catherine Dean on firstname.lastname@example.org