British Animation Awards

So the time has come to share our big news. Our ceramic work is going to feature at the British Animation Awards!

We have made a few bespoke pieces that will be given as category prizes at the Awards Ceremony, to be held at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London’s South Bank in March. Here’s the British Animation Awards website; you can see part of our work on the Awards Gallery for 2012 along with a wee blurb.

It’s been so exciting (and slightly terrifying) putting together designs, then making, firing, glazing and firing again, all to a pretty tight deadline! The awards have a sheep theme (Baa… get it?) so it was a lot of fun coming up with ideas.

We made a backup plaque in case anything happened to the main one in either firing, and both turned out fine, so they’ll both be used. We had a third backup piece – one of our Eggheads in Sheep form – that we decided to hold on to until the very last firing of the main and backup pieces, just in case something failed in the firing. Didn’t want all our eggs in one basket, so to speak! Glad we didn’t have to use it, so we get to hold on to it for now. I’ve named him Russell and I’ll post his pic when he’s fired. 🙂

Here’s a wee peek at our work:

Mo and I are invited as guests to the awards night as contributing artists, and we’re really looking forward to it. A couple of our colleagues from Axis Animation will be there, so it’s bound to be good fun. There may be alcohol! :O

We’ll have plenty of pics on the night itself so we may censor and share a couple of them here.

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