20 Nov 2005. This years Jerwood Arts prize, the eleventh in collaboration with the Crafts Council, highlights the category of metalwork for the first time having included ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery and textiles in previous years. All the finalists entries are on display at the Crafts Council Gallery on late November. There were eight shortlisted artists from over 80 entrants whose metal-inspired works range from large public pieces to handcrafted items of jewellery that involved a wealth of different techniques and skills in their creation. A 30,000 prize will go to the artists whose contribution is judged to have made the most significant contribution to metalwork. The materials used range from Ane Christensens reworking of a single sheet of metal to David Clarkes silver household objects to Hirsoshi Suzukis silverware that aim to focus on the texture of the metal.
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