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Crafts Council

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Collect 2020, Stand W6, West Wing

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports excellence in British craftsmanship by funding the training and education of talented and aspiring makers. QEST work with its alumni on events and projects, showcasing, representing and supporting the best in British craft today.

Since 1990 QEST has awarded £4.5 million to 550 makers working in over 130 different crafts, from the traditional to the contemporary. To mark the 30th anniversary of the charity, the curated exhibition Tradition Redressed examines the support given by QEST to makers exploring innovation within craft traditions.

Alice Walton, Linn Ribbons, 2019, Coloured porcelain, 59x32x31cm, £6,100, Image credit: Mark Robson