Congratulations to Shauna Richardson who has been shortlisted for the prestigious John Ruskin prize 2017 with her new crochetdermy piece called “The Wolf and the Lamb”. See more of Shauna’s work at Houghton Hall this summer in the Norfolk-by-Design exhibition being held in the Stables until September 30.

About the John Ruskin Prize shortlist: Selected from over 1000 entries, the final shortlist of 26 artists, makers and innovators responded to the call for contemporary Polymaths with work that defies categorisation, dissolves boundaries and has a joyous disregard for the conventions of their chosen materials and disciplines. The artist / scientist parallel is apparent in the shortlist but there is also evidence of traditional craft combined with social commentary, skilful material manipulation and a visual wit within the selected artworks.