In the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust’s 30th anniversary year, the charity has joined with Royal Warrant-holding companies in the St James’s area to host a craft trail celebrating their shared passion for British craftsmanship.
Works by 12 QEST Scholars will be showcased at seven locations; look out for the gold QEST logo and see scholar works displayed in windows and in store.
Benson & Clegg – Deborah Carré, shoemaking
D.R. Harris & Co. – Harry Forster-Stringer, silversmithing & enamelling; Jason Mosseri,
Windsor chairmaking; Melissa White, decorative arts
Dege & Skinner – Sarah Wilkinson, tailoring
Floris – Timothy Harris, glassmaking; Thomas Merrett, sculpture
Lock & Co. Hatters – Tom Sands and Daisy Tempest, luthiery
Paxton & Whitfield – Cherry Chung, basketry; Deirdre Hawken, millinery
Truefitt & Hill – Elizabeth Auriol Peers, silversmithing
QEST supports excellence in British craftsmanship by funding the training and education of talented and aspiring makers working across the UK. Since its inception the charity has awarded over £4.6 million to more than 550 individuals working in a broad range of craft disciplines, from traditional to contemporary, and is proud to contribute the evolving tradition of British craftsmanship. QEST was founded by the Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
For more details about the trail, see the individual listings or visit qest.org.uk/craft-trail where you can also find a map of all the trail points.
EVENT DETAILS30 September 2020 - 10 October 2020
See website for all the stops on the trail.