THE WINNERS: Maker of The Year 2021
We’re thrilled to announce the award winners for Maker of the Year 2021 presented by Carbatec. We thank our judging team for the careful consideration they brought to a difficult task – it wasn’t easy comparing 371 beautiful items of fine woodwork which now exist as a unique showcase of our times. Introducing a World category has brought a new perspective, with around a fifth of entries coming from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia.
A huge thanks go to our highly valued sponsors Carbatec, Felder Group Australia and Whittle Waxes! With their industry presence and a $20,000 prize pool, these companies have laid their support on the line for the communities they serve.
We also offer our sincere thanks to all who entered – we hope to present your work again next year! Details for Maker of the Year 2022 will be announced in our February eNews – sign up here.
And now it's time to congratulate the award winners, especially our Overall Winner 2021, William Bayliss! See what they have won here. The December issue of Wood Review magazine is now on its way out to subscribers and newsagents and includes a 16-page feature that spotlights award winners and finalists. Get the digital edition now.
OVERALL MAKER OF THE YEAR
& TABLES, CHAIRS, DESKS – WINNER
William Bayliss, Bunyjul Occasional Table, jarrah, rock maple
TABLES, CHAIRS, DESKS – RUNNER-UP
Evan Dunstone, Mutawintji 1
CHESTS, CABINETS & SHELVING – WINNER
Alexsandra Pontonio, Boxkite
CHESTS, CABINETS & SHELVING – RUNNER-UP
Andrew Ness, Record Collection Cabinets
WORLD – WINNER
Evan Berding, Wellborn chair
WORLD – RUNNER-UP
Seth Rolland, Wave Desk
ART & OBJECTS – WINNER
Hamish Southcott, NZ, First Light
ART & OBJECTS – RUNNER-UP
Vince Rush, Remembering Neil
BOWLS & BOXES – WINNER
Martin Burgoyne, Incense Box
BOWLS & BOXES – RUNNER-UP
Benjamin Reddan, Love her like you are going to lose her
STUDENT – WINNER
Anthony Yang, 7 Tear Drops
STUDENT – RUNNER-UP
Nae-Tanakorn Pongpaew, Haute, Nested Occasional Table
There are more awards to announce...and these will be based on your decisions. People’s Choice voting opens November 22 on our Facebook page. Your winners for each category will be announced in our eNews December 15. Sign up here to receive eNews.