Simon Brock – clog maker

14th March 2019  |  ALUMNI | AWARD WINNERS

Winner of the 2019 HCA/Marsh Endangered Crafts Award

Simon Brock

Clog maker Simon Brock from Sheffield won the HCA/Marsh Endangered Craft Award. This award, set up with the support of the Marsh Christian Trust, recognises a practitioner of one of the crafts listed in the ‘critically endangered’ or ‘endangered’ categories of the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts and who is actively promoting their craft and working to secure its survival for the future. Nominees are asked to demonstrate how the award will be used to help safeguard their craft.

Simon makes bespoke clogs, primarily for clog step dancers and Morris dancers. He will use his award to study with master clog maker Jeremy Atkinson, learning how to carve clog soles entirely by hand using traditional clog knives. Simon also won the HCA/Arts Society Heritage Crafts bursary which will enable him to extend his studies with Jeremy.

Photo: Nick Carter, Marsh Christian Trust, presenting the award to Simon Brock, HCA/Marsh Endangered Crafts Award winner 2019