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JENNIE ADAMSON QEST JOHNNIE WALKER SCHOLAR BESPOKE TAILORING

Bespoke tailor Jennie Adamson has her own studio in Holborn and has worked on Savile Row since 2008 (currently at Royal Warrant holder Gieves & Hawkes). Twice a finalist in the Golden Shears competition for tailors of the future, Jennie has enrolled on the Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals course at Central Saint Martins to develop her creativity further. “My specialty is jackets and, thanks to QEST and Johnnie Walker, I’m going to learn new pattern cutting techniques through workshop sessions, studio critiques and masterclasses that will be brilliant for unlocking the potential of my ideas.”

cockpitarts.com/designer-makers/jennie-adamson

KAYO SAITO QEST SCHOLAR JEWELLERY DESIGN & MAKING Kayo Saito’s exquisite jewellery is for the most part made of precious metals, occasionally combined with ready cut stones and pearls. The delicacy and vital energy of nature - shells to swaying plants form her inspiration. Now Kayo wants to work with the natural form of the stones themselves. She will use her QEST Scholarship to learn how to cut, carve and polish

LORA AVEDIAN QEST JOHN SMEDLEY SCHOLAR EMBROIDERY AND TEXTILE DESIGN

precious and non-precious stones so they become integral to the structure of her designs. “It will be a wonderful experience having individual tutorials with QEST Scholar Charlotte De Syllas (1999) and John Donald to explore the natural beauty and creative potential of gemstones, minerals and crystals, and learn new skills so I can make each stone flow into the piece I’m creating.”

kayosaito.com

Embroidery graduate Lora Avedian worked as a prop maker and set designer for six years before resuming her studies on a Mixed Media Textiles MA at the Royal College of Art. After the challenge of continuing freelance work in her first year, the award from QEST and John Smedley will enable Lora to concentrate on her final year as she develops her use of innovative materials and processes in the making of sustainable, beautiful textiles. “As a prop maker I focused on creating delicate paper flowers, which I’m translating into my textile work at the RCA. Ultimately, I aim to combine traditional millinery skills and embroidery with new materials to create one-of-a-kind flowers.”

loraavedian.com

QEST Magazine Summer 2016  
QEST Magazine Summer 2016