A Celebration of British Craftsmanship provides a glimpse into the vibrant, richly storied world of some of the craftsmen and women that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has supported throughout its lifetime.
Founded by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday, QEST’s aim remains the same today as it did at its inception in 1990 – to sustain Britain’s cultural heritage by supporting excellence in British craftsmanship through funding the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople.This book features 100 portraits and stories of QEST Alumni from across the United Kingdom, revealing a wealth of skill, knowledge, respect for traditions, and an abundance of innovative spirit. From an armourer to basketmakers; a block-printer to ceramicists; a calligrapher to silversmiths; a charcoal burner to milliners; to stone carvers, weaversand many more, representing over 80 crafts, from the traditionalto the contemporary.
The net proceeds from sales of this book will enable QEST to supportthe next generation of professional craftspeople, who hold the future of British craftsmanship in their hands.
Patron HRH The Prince of Wales.
Registered charity number 1152032