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'Stratus Cloud' by Meadhbh McIigorm

Future Makers Awards & Support Winner 2013;

Overall Student Winner

Displayed at Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin; 2013

Image artists own

Awarding makers, designers and craftspeople who will shape the future.


Future Makers offers a range of awards and supports to students and emerging makers. It is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe.

Future Makers is a Design & Crafts Council (DCCoI) of Ireland initiative which recognises talent, potential and creativity. Its aim is to support the next generation of makers, designs and craftspeople to take the step from training into enterprise. Divided into student and emerging practitioner categories and covering a wide range of disciplines, the Future Makers programme recognises and rewards vision, innovation and excellence in both making and the creative process among students and recent graduates. This is a crucial time in the career path of young makers and Future Makers creates a platform to showcase talent, as well as providing much needed financial support.

Established in 2009, Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of many DCCoI initiatives supporting and investing in a new generation of talent in the craft and design sector.


Previous Future Makers winners include: fashion designer Natalie B. Coleman, furniture designer Simon Doyle, ceramic artist Kate O’Kelly, Print Block artist collective, ceramic artist and educator Owen Quinlan, fashion designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh and designer maker Una Bourke.

Do you have what it takes to become a Future Maker?