Craft Advisory Panel

Photo: Pair of wooden pebble boxes made from Sycamore with a ‘Strata’ Line in Wenge; Maker: John Piekaar; Photo credit: tbc


Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel was appointed, based on maker nominations, in 2020. Selected every three years, the Panel is an important element of Craft NI’s links to and communications with the sector. The Panel provides advice and insights to inform the development of Craft NI’s strategies and action plans, based on its members’ knowledge, experience and expertise in their own craft discipline(s) and through contacts with other makers in those disciplines.

Thank you to all makers who nominated members towards the end of 2019 and to the following panel members who are contributing their time and experience to the development of the sector.

The members are:

  • Jill Graham (jewellery & metal) –
  • Scott Benefield (glass) –
  • James Adair (leather & saddlery) –
  • Mark Hanvey (wood) –
  • Karen Daye-Hutchinson (mixed media) –
  • Mario Sierra (textiles) –
  • Rory Shearer, Craft NI (Chair and ceramics) –


Scott Benefield


Jill Graham

Jewellery & Metal

Rory Shearer

Chair & Ceramics

Mario Sierra


Mark Hanvey


James Adair

Leather & Saddlery

Karen Daye Hutchinson

Mixed Media

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