Flux Prize Draw Winners 2017 Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Flux Prize Draw for Spring 2017

Our Facebook prize draw attracted lots of entries in the run up to Christmas. There are 3 fabulous prizes, lovingly offered as an act of subversion in mean political times. Each of the 3 winners gets a free a weekend course of their choice at Flux.

Entry closed on 25 December and the Flux Prize Draw Winners were picked at random on 1 January 2017. Here they are…

Our first winner is Corrine Edwards.

Corrine Edwards, first of 3 Flux Prize Draw Winners 2017

Corrine was delighted to hear the news of her win. She has opted to join the next Casting course, coming up towards the end of February. Casting Techniques for Jewellery

This is a course I love to teach and I’m pleased that it gives me the opportunity to meet Corrine in person. We’ll be using searing flames to melt precious metals so it’s the perfect time of year to be exploring this fiery process. We’ll  drive out winter’s chill!

Our second winner is Tracy French.

Tracey French, second of 3 Flux Prize Draw Winners 2017

Tracy was thrilled to have won this opportunity to add new techniques to her existing jewellery making repertoire.

Said Tracy ‘This is such great news! I never win anything.’

We are delighted to be the ones to turn Tracy’s luck around 🙂

For her choice, Tracy was sorely tempted by our popular enamelling course, presented by our expert Enamelling resident Jessamy Harvey. (Introduction to Experimental Enamelling Techniques for Jewellery).

However in the end Tracy was drawn to the hypnotic glow of molten metal, and along with Corrine she has opted for Casting Techniques for Jewellery. I’m very excited!

Our third winner is Anna Jackson.

Anna Jackson, third of 3 Flux Prize Draw Winners 2017

Anna works with textiles and print, so her choice of course seemed obvious.  Fabric and Metal – Textilize Your designs  explores new or unusual ways to combine textiles with metal, and I can see how well this course will enrich her existing arts practice. Using techniques like threading, or the use of tabs, rivets and screw-threads she will have opportunity to explore how to hold, clasp and pin softer elements together. We are very excited that Anna will be joining us for this weekend of sheer play.

And a Bonus

Since we had so many interested applicants for the prize draw, we have extended our season of giving to offer an extra surprise for 2 lucky winners. Benjamin G and Liz Pearson both receive Gift Vouchers that they can redeemed any time before August 2017.

Which course would you have chosen from our short course programme?

If you’d like to be in with a chance next time we run our Facebook prize draw, like our page (link here) and keep an eye on our activities.

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The new term at Flux starts January 17. If you are keen to take up a course, check out our full listings here.