Following our highly successful 2017 V&A Pop Art in Print Exhibition, once again in collaboration with the V&A Chester Visual Arts is proud to be able to bring the acclaimed V&A Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition to Chester’s Old Library  


12 distinctive and memorable works by some of the UK’s leading craft practitioners comprise the exhibition.

All are recognised as the best of the best, shortlisted for a prize commissioned to celebrate 70 Years of BBC Woman’s Hour. The work is diverse, enthralling and thought provoking. The 12 finalists were selected over the course of 8 selection panels by 29 expert judges.
''The twelve Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalists embody the vibrancy, energy and ingenuity of contemporary craft. The expert jury’s already high expectations were surpassed by the astonishing quality of entries, making for some intriguing debates and challenging decisions. What’s without question is the current confidence and vitality in craft. Representing a breadth of material practice and variety of approaches, the twelve finalists are united by their consummate skill and artistry.''

Annie Warburton, Creative Director, Crafts Council

''It has been fantastic to profile the twelve remarkable finalists on Woman’s Hour. The quality of their work is outstanding and their passion for craft is contagious. Our listeners have been fascinated to learn more about each maker; their background, working methods and sources of inspiration.''

Karen Dalziel, Editor of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

This is a rare opportunity to see this exhibition of contemporary craft. There is no entrance fee, but donations to help us bring more exhibitions of international quality to Chester are welcome.
Meet the Artists

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