Open Textile Art

2023 Finalists

After months of waiting and hoping, our Hand & Lock Prize finalists have finally been announced. The finalists were informed by email and their names are now being published on social media. From hundreds of entrants, our esteemed judging panel have selected 24 finalists for the 2023 Prize, six in each of the four judging categories. These talented embroiderers are now working with our mentors to develop their final ideas. Whatever their final piece looks like, you’ll have to wait to see it at the prize exhibition and prize giving. In the meantime see below for their names and hints of their impressive submission.

Kate Pankhurst



A successful embroidery artist-maker-tutor, Kate graduated from the RSN in 2021. She takes inspiration from the ordinary and everyday; favouring 3D gold, silk shading and box work. Privileged to be on the embroidery team that created the Coronation robes and other pieces for King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Teresa Burrows


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An unapologetic feral artist, Teresa burrows creates at her Paint Lake log cabin studio(northern Canada). skills in painting, photography, mixed media and printmaking have enhanced her artistic insights and taken her glass beadwork from decoration to contemporary narratives. Her bead embroidered textiles are an invocation and intersection with forgotten histories and restless spirits.

Mariia Khmelnytska



Maria is a Ukrainian embroidery artist currently living in Poland due to the war. She has an art and sewing education, which helps her in creating works. Works in the technique of free-motion machine embroidery.

Katie Tume



Kate Tume is an artist based in West Sussex. She has been creating textile based art professionally for more than a decade. Her work is held in private collections internationally, and she is currently engaged in exploring and creating a new body of work, as 3-dimensional wearable sculpture.

Lori Field



Lori Field was born in NYC in 1955 and still lives and works in the NYC area. She is predominantly self-taught and works in many mediums, including most recently, embroidery. She has participated in many exhibitions and art fairs nationally and internationally since in NYC, Berlin, Nashville, Denver, Chicago,Toronto, Noyers sur Surein, and Osaka. Lori recently had her first solo museum exhibition ‘Tiger Tarot’ at the Montclair Art Museum in the US from September 2022 – January 2023.

Takumi Yuasa


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Embroidery artist who tries to express emotions and feelings with the unique formative beauty of embroidery materials. Impressed by the embroidery cultures while travelling around the world. Triggered by an encounter with a Japanese embroidery artist Sumie NAGAKUSA, he decided to follow his passion and learned Luneville embroidery in France.

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