Felix Handley

2014 QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar - Stone Carving & Sculpture

Born in London, Felix studied sculpture at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. After graduating he worked as an artist selling to galleries and private collections, whilst experimenting with stone carving. He went on to study Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School, where he built up a strong basis in drawing from life, modelling in clay, and carving stone. QEST enabled him to complete his course and to continue his family tradition of working in restoration.

While studying, Felix was awarded the Brinsley Ford Travel Prize for drawing, and The Master Carvers’ prize for carving. He graduated with a first-class diploma in 2016, and he won the Fishmongers’ Company prize in 2017, for his ‘outstanding craftsmanship and dedication’.