Past LEAP Finalists

2016 LEAP Award Winner: Laura Jaklitsch

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Congratulations to Laura Jaklitsch, Contemporary Craft’s 2016 LEAP Award winner! Hailing from Somerville, MA, Jaklitsch elegantly combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design in her work. Bold in color and sleek in form, her jewelry is at once youthful and sophisticated. Head over to our blog to learn more about the artist and her process.

2016 LEAP Finalists

Molly Uravitch – Ceramics

Danielle James – Jewelry

Cheryl Derricotte – Glass

Marion Angelica – Ceramics

Erin Castellan – Fiber

Alison Bailey – Jewelry

 

2014 LEAP Award Winner

Amanda Packer

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Amanda Packer Recollect (Selection of several pendants) copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread 2” x 5” x 1.5” (average)

2014 LEAP Finalists

Basketry
Dorothy McGuinness

Ceramics
Nicole Aquillano
Donna Flanery
Brett Freund

Furniture
Brian Millspaw

Jewelry
Lynn Batchelder
Ashley Buchanan
Tara Locklear
Laura Wood

Lighting
Julie Morringello

2011 LEAP Award Winner

Mel Griffin of Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Mel Griffin (2011 LEAP Winner) Mating Vase earthenware 14”h x 9”w x 9”d

2011 LEAP Finalists

wood
Kimberly Winkle
Mike Stofiel
Tom Shields

jewelry
Caitie Sellers
Jillian Moore
Heejin Hwang
Lauren Abrams
Alicia Jane Boswell

clay
Alyssa Wood
Daniel Kuhn
Jenni Brant
Joanna Powell

glass
Josefina Muñoz Torres
Elizabeth Perkins
Jessi Moore
Nadine Saylor
Clarke DeCapite

fibers
Erin M. Riley
Amanda K. Gross

metals
Warren Holzman
Stacey Lee Webbera

2009 LEAP Award

Fibers
Nicola Ginzel
Susan Porteous
Naomi Schliesman

Jewerly/Metals
Tzu-Ju Chen
Sun Kyoung Kim
Yong Joo Kim
Tadashi KoiZumi
Sung-Yeoul Lee
Gary Schott

Glass
Aaron Boze
Ben Johnson
William Smith

Wood
Jeremy Cox
Katie Hudnall

Ceramics
Andrea Keys
Jeremy Brooks
Hiroe Hanazono
Jae Yong Kim
Megumi Naitoh
Vince Palacios
David Peters
Nathan Prouty
Munemitsu Taguchi