Award winners at the Tasmanian Craft Fair have shared their experiences at this year’s festival.
Brighton-based gin distillers 7K Distillery took home the Provedore’s Award presented to the most impressive stall overall.
“I’ve done it [the craft fair] last year I know a lot of stallholders from last year, and it’s like one big happy family, it’s lovely,”Bridget Farmer
7K distillery were last minute entries to the fair, and were very excited to receive the award.
“We were like oh yeah we’d really love to come along and put in a late application,” co-owner of 7K Harry Foster said.
“To come up here and to win and award on the second day I think was pretty amazing.”
Foster said he was excited to bring 7K gin to northern Tasmania, given the rapid expansion of the gin industry in the state.
“It’s really amazing to come up here exhibit what we’re doing and then get a little recognition for it at the same time,” Foster said.
Award winners – Tasmania Craft Fair 2018
- First Time Entrant: Suzette Watkins – Australia Landscape Jewellery
- Best Working Exhibit: Bridget Farmer
- Stand Presentation: Jennifer G. Frost
- Provedore’s Award: Tyler Clark and Harry Foster – 7K Distillery
- Premier’s Award for Excellence: Jean Swinyard
Fellow stallholder Bridget Farmer from central Victoria was awarded the Best Working Exhibit award for having the best live demonstration at the craft fair.
Her exhibit showcased drypoint etchings, which involved using a small etching press to print drawings.
The metal templates were etched into a number of images, including birds and natural vistas.
“I’ve done it [the craft fair] last year I know a lot of stallholders from last year, and it’s like one big happy family, it’s lovely,” Farmer said.
Foster, like Farmer, also said the craft fair community as well as the Deloraine community as a whole, were welcoming and supportive.
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