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Telluride Commission and Feedback

'Just to let you know I got the piece yesterday - put it on the wall earlier as per your instructions (nice gloves, I could start refereeing snooker games with them!). We are very happy with it !! Thanks again....' Aidan
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Scout and Paul make a great team!

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Wapentac are sponsoring Scout a Search and Rescue Dog for Mountain Rescue
Here is the first picture of the gorgeous fellow! He will be trained by our Paul Besley

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Loch Broom Commission and Feedback
'Your parcel arrived safely yesterday and I can honestly say that Malcolm was completely surprised and delighted by your fantastic piece.  It is a beautifully made and interesting relief map, and we're going to hang it in our kitchen where it can be admired by everybody.  I'm so glad I just happened to be watching Countryfile that Sunday just before Christmas - sadly your piece has set a very high standard for all future Christmas presents!' Oriel
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Wapentac featured on BBC Countryfile on 13 December 2015.
The program was all about the Peak District. 

The filming was a fabulous experience 7am-7pm with an enthusiastic film crew.
And the response was out of this world......in the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas!


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filming in the Millenium Gallery, Sheffield
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Alison Counsell exhibits at the Saachi Gallery, London with Galvanize Sheffield


Alison Counsell exhibits at Saachi Gallery


Wapenmaps are wonderful reminders of romantic events in special places. A few examples :
A father bought a Coniston Wapenmap to congratuale his daughter and new son in law to be after they got engaged on top of Coniston.
Another couple bought an Hellvelyn Wapenmap to mark their 1st wedding anniversary, as they had got engaged on a mountain too.
A woman chose one of the hand painted Malham Tarn & Malham Cove Wapenmaps, as she had met her husband-to-be climbing at Malham Cove. She planned to put the Malham Cove Wapenmap on his pillow the night before they got married!

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We support Coniston Mountain Rescue
CMR rescued my husband Paul on 14 February 2012.  Here is a link to Coniston Mountain Rescue to see some of the wonderful work they do.
The other wonderful news is Paul is now a full member for Woodhead Mountain Rescue team, so I am extremely proud of him.


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Wapentac feature in TGO The Great Outdoors magazine Click on article to read

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'Exhibition Shines on' - Alison Counsell interviewed by Ian Soutar for Sheffield Telegraph Click on article to read
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'Designed to Shine - 100 years of Stainless Steel' at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.
16th February - 13th October
Delighted to be included in this exhibition that celebrates 100 years since Stainless Steel was discovered by Harry Brearley, in Sheffield.
This development not only revolutionized the modern world, but shaped Sheffield into the city as we know it today.
Wapentac are exhibiting along side iconic designers from the last century, including David Mellor and Ron Arad.

A range of Peak District Wapenmaps, Map'n'lites & Botanical Illustrations are available from the Millennium Gallery Shop
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Introducing The 'ISA : Individual Savings Apertures'
Easy to post / easy to save Money Box Lids
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The New 'Seedling in a Tin'
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I want to say a very BIG THANK YOU to CONISTON MOUNTAIN RESCUE for rescuing my husband Paul on 14th February.
You can read all about his experience in 'How to fall off a Mountain' on Paul's Blog paulbesley.wordpress

Wapentac will be giving 50% of all 'Old Man of Coniston' Wapenmaps sales to Coniston Mountain Rescue.
(£15 from the sale of coloured Wapenmap, £10 from the plain stainless steel Wapenmap and £35 from the Coniston WapenboX)
Please note this donation will apply to Wapenmaps bought directly from Wapentac.

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'Cartography Curiosity' We have been featured in 'Cartographiti' the August issue of The British Cartography Society - Map Curators' Group.

Georabbler Martin von Wyss ( vw maps) included the Wapenmap in his presentation about 3D tactile maps to the Melbourne Georabble Group

Our big news is The National Library of Australia, Canberra have purchased the 'Down Under' series for their map collection. The series includes 'Down Under : Altitude', 'Down Under : Temperature' and 'Down Under : Rainfall'.


FT Weekend Magazine
Alison Counsell the founder of Wapentac and designer of the Wapenmap was interviewed
in the 'Meet the Maker' section of the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine
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Wapentac were interviewed by the Outdoors Station Podcast (http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/page116.asp )
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Wapentac in Trail Magazine

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Wapentac featured in The Sheffield Star
Alison Counsell the founder of Wapentac and the inventor of the unique and innovative Wapenmap hit the press recently when Alison and the Wapenmap was featured in the Sheffield Star, following on from her success in the Sheffield Galvanize Festival.  Alison not only designs the Wapenmap, but she also carries out bespoke commissions as part of her private work as one of the worlds top metalsmiths.  If you want to see the article and view more of her work follow the links below and also look at the commissions page on this site.
'Art of Capturing the Contours' by Fiona Firth
The Sheffield Star

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