Second year student Victoria Andrew came first in the Interior, Architectural and Furniture category of the national Student Competition for her work Slump and Grind.
Third year student Hanny Newton secured the Giftware Association Prize for her Bespoke hand embroidered pewter bow ties.
Hanny’s focus and primary medium is Hand Embroidery. She explores and questions traditional stitch techniques learnt during her training at the Royal School of Needlework. Her current work blends together a re-imagining of traditional gold work embroidery techniques with the mining heritage of Cornwall. She uses technical stitch methods in new ways to create atmospheric three dimensional works that responds to the world beneath our feet. The technique of layered felt padding is liberated from its conventional home underneath gold work embroidery that would be found on a coronation gown and up scaled to create sculptural rock forms. Gold and silver embroider threads are swapped for copper and tin – the lifeblood of Cornwall.