Winner of first FRESH...
11 November 2011
The biennial starts in: 101 Days
In a wonderful evening at the Potters' Club, the winner of the 2011 Spode Award was announced in front of a gathering of artists, sponsors, partners and friends of the Biennial.
After much debate within the judging panel a decision was made. The official duties fell to Michael Haynes, Managing Director of the Portmeirion Group, who presented the award to a stunned and delighted Phoebe Cummings. The Award is sponsored by Spode, part of the Pormeirion Group.
Special guest speaker Tristram Hunt MP (Stoke-on-Trent Central) spoke eloquently of the city's ceramic heritage, but also of a positive future, led by design and innovation, epitomised by the work of the 23 Award artists.
Award continues at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery until 13 November.