Award Recipients and Nominees
Best Artist Finalists and Winners
The Best Artist Finalists are the top vote-getters in their category. The winners were announced at the Academy of Handmade Awards Show on April 26, 2014. Best Artist nominees are taken from our general category nominees and are those which are working in a specific medium.
Handmade Community Superstar
Community is extremely important to us and the reason we started the Academy was to create a supportive place for people. As we began thinking about our awards for this show, we thought that it was important to honor someone who was creating the kind of community that is vital for people who have jobs that often require them to work in isolation.
We were not surprised at all that when we asked members on their ballot who they they thought was a Handmade Community Superstar, many of them had not only written in Lisa Cherry’s name, but also had paragraphs of praise for her.
WINNER: LISA CHERRY OF THE MAKERY
Nominees and Achievement Honorees
Below are the nominees for the 2014 Academy of Handmade Awards each category's respective achievement honorees. Those who receive the most nominations in their category are recognized was an Achievement Honoree. If you are nominated and are an artist, you will be eligible for a Best Artist award (regardless of how many nominations received), which is voted on by the Academy of Handmade members.