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Grandey’s Place QEST Scholars Announced

Published on Fri 9 Dec 2022 at 00:00

Grandey’s Place is delighted to announce the award of scholarships to two talented young craftspeople in association with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) 

The 2022 QEST Grandey’s Place Scholars are Catherine Dunckley for bookbinding and Joanne Grogan for woodcarving. 

Catherine Dunckley is a predominantly self-taught fine bookbinder. She creates fine leather bindings using techniques including hand-dyed leather inlays and onlays, silk sewn endbands and more. A QEST Grandey’s Place Scholarship will provide funds to enable her to build on her existing skills and learn more advanced techniques from the UK’s best bookbinding teachers. 
You can read more about Catherine and see pictures of her work HERE

Joanne Grogan became a woodcarver after a career in fashion and jewellery design. She won the Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary Award for carvers in wood in 2021 and featured in the 2022 Sky TV series The Prince’s Master Crafters. A QEST Grandey’s Place Scholarship will enable her to fund the final year of her degree in Historic Woodcarving and Gilding at City & Guilds of London Art School as well as additional one-to-one training to help her develop her craft.
You can read more about Joanne and see pictures of her work HERE