Handmade Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford are proud to present the competition Identity.

The public vote is open!
Vote now at on Zealous, our competition portal:



Works on the theme of personal identity and self-expression were invited and the submissions are in! We’re down to the final shortlist.

All shortlisted artists will be on show at the Ashmolean Museum, online at the Ashmolean Museum online shop, and at Handmade Oxford 27-30 June 2019.

The panel of judges: Emma Bridgewater, renown designer and manufacturer; Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Ashmolean Museum and Shirley Jackson, Commercial Director, Ashmolean Museum will choose a winner.

Vote now in the public vote for your favourite?
Cast your vote!

Voting closes on 31 May 2019

The finalists are: 

Adornment, Abigail Wills

Alina’s Letter, Marta Valls

Ambulante, Rekha Sameer

ANEMONE, Mayumi Kaneko

Branches, Su Jung Jang

C01_R1, Kate McLaughlin

Cherry Blossom, Necklace and Earrings, Yuki Kokai

Confetti Head, Kathryn Croxson

Fire & Earth Torque, Roberta Pederzoli

‘Head Case’, Phantom of Ego/Armour series, NC Qin

How Localism Can Be A Sustainable Solution, Nastassia Ramazankhani

Japanese Lake, Penny Leaver Green

Morphus V, Gizella K Warburton

My Land – My Hills, Pascale Rentsch

Quenching the Coke: Redcar Steelworks, Stephen Empson

Senses of Place, Marissa Ziesing

ShadeVolume, Marc Trotereau/ Merel Karhof

Signa Vitae Specimens, Carolyn  Basing

Stolen Hearts, The Masons

Sunrise, Sophie  Darling

The Struie, Emma Nightingale

Tree Of Life II, Archana Pathak

Wandering, Jaeeun Kim

Petra, Sarah Hill



The winner  chosen by the judging panel will receive a further opportunity to display their work at the Ashmolean Museum, lunch for two in the Rooftop Restaurant, a pair of tickets to the ‘Last Supper in Pompeii’ exhibition.
The winner of the public vote will receive £700 towards the cost of a stand at a future Handmade in Britain event.

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