UCA success at Pewter Live
Students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham have picked up three prizes at the prestigious craft and design awards, Pewter Live.
In total UCA had six students nominated for prizes at the awards, which honour the country's top pewter designers and craftspeople. Three walked away with prizes.
Liz Davitt, Stacey Read and Tracey Hills, all BA (Hons) 3D Design students at UCA's Farnham campus, won awards in the Student section of the event. The prizes were presented by designer Emma Bridgewater on Thursday 14 June at Pewterers' Hall in London.
Stacey Read won the third place prize in the Interior Architecture and Furniture section of the competition for her piece Opening Seed Pod Sculptural Light; Liz Davitt won the Commended prize for her piece Floral Necklace in the Fashion - The total Look category; and Tracey Hills won third place for her piece Foxwood 3D Layered Pendant, also in the Fashion section.
Senior tutor for Jewellery and Metalwork Specialism at UCA Farnham, Rebecca Skeels, said: "To get shortlisted for this competition is an achievement in itself, so for students to win three prizes in the limited amount of awards given is fabulous."
She added: "Students that have been shortlisted as well as those that win awards can include this on their CV. This will let perspective employers, customers and gallery owners know that they have had experiences outside the University environment and that they can act professionally, to a good standard and have a better understanding of what is required."
Stacey Read won £100 for her third place prize, and Tracey Hill won £50 as she came joint third.
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939