AN Ilkley artist has had his work singled out for compliment after submitting it to the Bradford Open 2019.

Bradford Open 2019 enables artists aged 16 and over who live, work or study within the Bradford district to showcase artwork at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. Work is submitted in any medium and judged for inclusion in the exhibition by an invited panel.

This year’s judges included John Loker, artist and Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society.

Bill Godfrey was delighted his piece ‘Korean Casket’ received a highly commended award, with Caroline Douglas commenting: “Bill Godfrey’s raku ware Korean Casket is a thing of great accomplishment and beauty.”

Bill’s involvement with the Korean war in the early 1950s was the starting point for this sculpture.

He also had another piece accepted Axe Hill, inspired by his archaeology work. Bill’s wife Joy Godfrey had a screenprint of Fountains Abbey accepted for inclusion.