Heritage Crafts

Leatherworker of the Year Award


Opening date for applications: 24 June 2024
Closing date for applications: 6 September 2024, 5pm
Leatherworker of the Year Award

Award description

Supported by the British Leather Industry Development Trust

This award celebrates a heritage craftsperson who has made an outstanding contribution to working with leather within the previous 12 months (since 1 July 2023). It recognises a contribution that is far beyond the ordinary, based on a proven dedication to a particular leatherworking skill. We expect this to be someone who demonstrates the highest level of craft skill and is held in high regard amongst their peers.

The award is open to practitioners of any craft that uses leather as its primary material. Examples include (but are not limited to) saddlery, shoemaking, harness making, fashion, accessory making etc.

Anyone, including the maker themselves, can nominate for this award. Finalists will be expected to attend the high-profile Winners’ Reception in November 2024.