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Bendicks continues to
support QEST

19.02.21 | News

QEST is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

QEST supports excellence in British craftsmanship through scholarship and apprenticeship funding. The charity strives to make a difference to the lives and careers of talented makers working across the UK.

Bendicks is proud to have been working with QEST for 9 years, by establishing the Bendicks scholarship. This helps support talented craftspeople and ensure that essential craft skills are retained and nurtured for the future.

This year’s scholarship has been awarded to Leora Honeyman who is an inter-disciplinary artist. Leora is currently studying for a master’s degree at the RCA. The QEST scholarship will fund Leora to attend three short courses with master craft-practitioners. From this she will create pieces that will form a series of speculative design proposals with accompanying research material. The project aims to highlight and re-invigorate endangered craft practices combination of experimental, material approaches and emergent techniques.

Towards this end, the scholarship will enable Leora to train with experts. These include; Jocken Holz, furthering her skills in experimental borosilicate glass blowing and Ed Bentley, to expand her skills in traditional potteries plaster techniques. She will also learn industrial braiding at Outhwaites alongside her Masters degree in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art.

For more information on QEST click here.

For my information on Leora Honeyman click here.