Nerida Whale

2022 QEST Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund Apprentice - Stained Glass

Nerida studied fused glass, ceramics and silversmithing at Portsmouth University and has since developed substantial experience working as a glass artist. She aspires to become proficient in all aspects of stained-glass conservation and would also like to expand her contemporary stained glass techniques and experience, allowing her to experiment in producing fused glass pieces.

Nerida’s QEST Apprenticeship will support two days of work-based training a week for one year with Lizzie Hippisley-Cox, founder and director of Eden Stained Glass. During this time, Nerida will work on a range of stained-glass conservation projects, and build on her bench skills. Afterwards, she hopes to continue working in glass conservation whilst also exploring the art of stained glass, fused glass and how the two can be used together.

I’m really excited about this apprenticeship, it’s a great opportunity that I plan to make the most of and learn as much as I can from Lizzy and everyone that I meet over the next year.  We are hoping that we can carry on working together on many more projects, both in conservation and new artworks combining traditional and contemporary techniques.