Violin maker Christoph Götting was the overall winner in The Balvenie Masters of Craft awards, a new awards programme set up to celebrate craftspeople in the UK. Götting, who is based in Hampshire, trained in Mittenwald and worked as a restorer at J.&A. Beare in London for 21 years. He started his own violin making business in 1990.

The Balvenie Masters of Craft awards were created by the distillery behind the Speyside single malt whisky The Balvenie. The judging panel included TV presenter and author Kevin McCloud. Alongside the wood category, which was won by Götting, there were awards for glass and ceramics, textiles, leather, stone and metal.