Bryony Applegate

2019 QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar - Ceramics

After graduating from Staffordshire University with a BA in 3D Design, Bryony set up a ceramics studio at the historic Spode factory in Stoke while working full-time as a school photographer.  Two years on, she enrolled on the Masters in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art to further her practice.

Bryony spent the first year experimenting with materials and techniques, during which she developed an interest in high-end restaurant tableware. Slip casting became central to her body of work and she creates different forms on the plaster lathe, from turning thin, wide plates to circular forms with interlocking elements.  QEST will fund Bryony’s second year fees as she develops her ideas.

QEST has given me the most amazing opportunity and my dissertation – Michelin restaurant tableware – will be invaluable as I work to establish myself as a designer maker in the hospitality industry.