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Making It! The HCA and QEST at the Worshipful Company of Carpenters

Making It! The HCA and QEST at the Worshipful Company of Carpenters

The Carpenters’ Company, 1 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2JJ
9 May 2018

Craftspeople from the Heritage Crafts Association and QEST demonstrated an array of skills with opportunities for visitors to join in at the Carpenters’ Company on 9 May 2018. Demonstrators included 2017 HCA Maker of the Year fore-edge painter Martin Frost and 2017 Cockpit / The Arts Society Award winner paper marbler Lucy McGrath (pictured), both Red List critically endangered crafts.

At 3pm furniture maker and designer John Makepeace OBE gave a talk on how he made the Master’s Chair for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, followed by a champagne reception that provided a further opportunity to interact with these exceptionally talented makers.

QEST/HCA Apprenticeship now open for applications

Hannah VickersDeadline: 3 August 2017

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Heritage Crafts Association Apprenticeship provides funding to enable Apprentices to learn craft skills within companies and from master craftsmen and to support employers to take on Apprentices and nurture a new generation of craftspeople.

The maximum available per apprenticeship is £18,000 over 3 years (or £6,000 per year) and is available to part-fund salaries, training costs and/or materials.

On the application form both Employer and Apprentice will need to explain clearly why the proposed training will develop the Apprentice’s skills.  A training plan will also need to be completed, to best demonstrate the Apprentice’s progression route. Applicants are advised to give themselves plenty of time to complete the application.

Click here for more details and to apply