Staffordshire University graduate wins craft award for her contemporary jewellery
By The Sentinel | Posted: October 22, 2014
CONTEMPORARY jeweller Libby Ward has won the title of ‘best emerging maker’ at a prestigious craft fair.
The 23-year-old, who recently graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in 3D design, makes rings, necklaces and broaches.
Now her pieces have earned her recognition at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester.
Libby, from Baddeley Green, said: “I like to work with organic textures. For me, it is a very therapeutic process that helps me with my multiple sclerosis.
“It was just amazing to win the award. This year has been a great year for crafts, so I was just in a bit of shock when they told me.
“I am hoping this will help give my work that step-up and people will notice that my jewellery has been widely recognised.”