I am thrilled to share news that I have been awarded a QEST Scholarship to undertake a period of training and research with heritage tile manufactures Craven Dunnill Jackfield.
Work will commence on this project in January 2021 – www.qest.org.uk
“The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funds the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftspeople. QEST was established to help support craftspeople of all ages, from all backgrounds and at critical stage in their careers and thus sustain traditional British craftsmanship. As a charity of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, QEST was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Since 1990 the Trust has awarded over £4.3 million to over 500 craftspeople, across 130 craft disciplines. In May 2017 HRH The Prince of Wales became the charity’s Patron with Vice-Patrons The Earl of Snowdon and the Marquess of Salisbury.”