You know every so often stuff happens in your life that is just outrageously cool? Well, this happened to me recently when I was asked to make the trophies for this years’ Observer Ethical Awards – woo-hoo!!
The theme of the event this year was butterflies and each award was to be a box of butterflies made from recycled papers. There were 12 trophies to be made in all and each one was designed specifically with the recipient in mind. This was SUCH a lovely job to work on as I did loads of research on each of the winners and it was so nice to be able to make things for such a deserving bunch – hurrah!
Here are some pics of each of the trophies:
This larger award was for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which went to James Lovelock. He got gold leaf in his too for being so clever!
Here is a little film of Mr. Lovelock receiving his award
(I didn’t even pay him to say that!)
The award ceremony was held at the V&A Museum in London. It was a super-cool night and I was very honoured to be asked to show some of my work during the event. Here are some pics:
Me and Leigh Tunnadine (who did all my beautiful framing for me) before the event started.
With the inspirational Carry Somers, founder of Pachacuti and winner of the Fashion and Accessories Award, sponsored by Vogue.com.
With Greg Valerio, ethical jeweller and winner of the Global Campaigner Award.
All in all, it was pretty blummin’ marvellous!
Props to Gilly Woo for dressing me in all her handmade finery and preventing me from looking like a hobo in my hour of need!!
More official photos are to follow…