Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018

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This is the 19th year i’ve done the trophies, it doesn’t seem five minutes since i was first asked to make them. I obviously know all the winners because i make each trophy specific to the winner, so for example say it’s a group who play bagpipes, didgeridoo, glockenspiel and a penny whistle, it’ll be either 4 figures stood with those instruments or maybe the instruments themselves strategically placed together. They’re a really nice commission to do every year – a test of just how fiddly i can push myself with a MIG welder ! I can’t give anything away until after the awards ceremony on April 4th hence the before and after photos above of the various bits cut out in preparation and the final stage of the engraved discs covering the fixing holes on the underneath of the bases.