QEST Crafts Awards 2008-07-30
This summer eight awards were made totaling £52,030:
Ceramicist Bethan Lloyd Worthington won £11,140 to study for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA. Bethan runs her own company hand making innovative illustrated domestic tableware and wall pieces which have received considerable critical acclaim.
Paper craft artist Cai Jia Eng creates intricate hand-made greetings cards and three-dimensional miniature models; her £2,620 award enables her to build on her skills by studying applied art, bookbinding and printmaking at the University of the Arts in London.
Decorative artist and muralist Marina Hughes runs her own specialist decoration service. Her £9,450 award means she can undertake in-depth training in European techniques of decorative painting, with one of France’s leading experts in decorative painting and trompe-l’oeil.
Calligrapher Martina Scot, who runs her own calligraphy business and teaches, has won £2,650 to attend a high level course run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and an international symposium.
Sculptor Andrian Melka, who has created works for The Prince of Wales’ Highgrove Estate and worked on sculptures for Selby Abbey will use his £3,000 award to travel to Carrara in Italy, home to some of the world’s leading sculpture studios. Here he will gain experience in new techniques of working in marble and creating statuary.
A £9,000 Scholarship was also awarded to easel paintings conservator Laura Mills for a 20 month conservation internship at Tate, and £6,330 to carpenter and joiner Simon Foulser to take specialist training courses in repairing timber frame houses.
First published: a-n.co.uk July 2008
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