Shoemaker and paper marbler win awards

2nd September 2016  |  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lucy McGrath's marblingThe Cockpit Arts/NADFAS/HCA Award provides a year’s free workshop space at Cockpit Arts, as well as dedicated business support and training, to a craftsperson whose work contributes to the continuation of heritage craft skills.

This year the award has gone to Lucy McGrath, who designs and makes beautifully-crafted products based around traditional paper marbling. Due to the quality of the entrants this year, a second award, sponsored by NADFAS’s Greater London Area, was awarded to Mariano Crespo, a shoemaker who trained as an apprentice at the world famous Lobb’s, who is currently producing bespoke shoes and boots to commission but now wishes to start his own business.