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Big win for WAES Creative Arts tutors and students at the V&A

A group of Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery students from Westminster Adult Education Service dominated the recent ‘Inspired by...’ awards ceremony held at the end of last year at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, winning prizes in each of their specialist categories.

Isabella Kullmann won a prize for her evocative kiln-formed glass piece, Judith Arthur-Wade for her enigmatic Ceramic Sculpture ‘Essence’ and David Wards stunning and immaculately crafted ‘Jali’ ring, a photograph of which is now featured on the V&A website (David shown with his art, below).


In collaboration with NIACE,  ‘Inspired by...’ has been the V&A’s annual art, craft and design competition which has encouraged part-time adult learners to use the museum’s invaluable collection as inspiration for their own work.

More than 200 adult learners, from over 40 UK adult education establishments submitted their art or craft work to the competition and entries were assessed and judged by reputable curators, educators and professional designers.

WAES was also proud to be the winner in the most ‘Inspiring College’ category, gaining praise not only for the most inspiring tuition but also for the standard of student work entered into the competition.


Catherine White, artist and tutor at WAES added: “We are extremely proud of our students in yet again another successful year in this competition. It is an added bonus that the College itself won an award this year for its inspiring tutors - we hope that it will encourage potential creative arts students of all ages to study with WAES”

The ‘Inspired by...’ 2012 exhibition, featuring all submissions, including the winning pieces, is on display in the Sackler Foyer and Room 220 until 21 April 2013. Admission is free.

For further information on our ceramics, jewellery and glass courses, or to try your hand in our 3D art & design taster sessions, view our events page for open day details.


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