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Craft Master

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Episode 6: Finale

The winner of Craft Master 2011 was decided upon by the panel of resident judges - Brian McGee, Head of Market Development at the Crafts Council of Ireland and Derek McGarry, President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and Assistant to the Head of Faculty of Design at the National College of Art and Design. They were joined for the final episode by two of Ireland's top designers, Louise Kennedy and Paul Costelloe. Viewers of the series will finally discover who has been the lucky winner of the title Craft Master 2011.

The winner of the series will be named Craft Master 2011 and will receive a stand at Showcase - Ireland's Creative Expo, which is the country's largest annual international trade fair and the most important sales event of the year for the exhibiting designers, manufacturers and craftspeople. The event attracts more than 5,500 retail buyers to the RDS in Dublin from Ireland and over 17 countries around the world, all seeking out the best of Irish fashion, jewellery, giftware and interiors products. With such a fantastic prize up for grabs, each apprentice will have to pull out all the stops to produce a unique piece of craft to secure a place in the final!

Craft Master is an original format produced by Big Mountain Productions for both the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) and RTÉ. The series was produced in collaboration with the Crafts Council of Ireland to celebrate Ireland's Year of Craft 2011.

he five finalist apprentices and their disciplines are listed below.




Aoife May Soden

Name: Aoife May Soden

Occupation: Mature Student

Location: Dublin




Caoimhe Woods

Name: Caoimhe Woods

Occupation: Student

Location: Monaghan




Craft Master

Name: Oliver Doherty

Occupation: Textiles Student

Location: Donegal


Wood Turning

Craft Master

Name: Chris Lawlor

Occupation: Cabinet Maker

Location: Dublin




Craft Master

Name: Edward Cook

Occupation: House Husband

Location: Dublin


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