Collect | 25-27 February 2022

3rd March 2022
QEST-151

QEST returned to Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, with an exhibition titled Material Masters. Each object displayed was recognisable for its use of a single, primary material: fleece, glass, sole bend, slate, iron, paper and more; a broad selection of the crafts which QEST supports. Curated by Brian Kennedy, the exhibition investigated the allure and challenges of each material, and the skills required to become a master.

Featured scholars: QEST Scholar Marcia Bennett Male (slate), QEST Winch Design Scholar Nico Conti (porcelain), QEST Scholar Jessa Fairbrother (paper), QEST William Parker Scholar Daniel Freyne (iron), QEST Company of Arts Scholars’ Scholar Katherine Huskie (glass), QEST Leathersellers’ Company Scholar Otis Ingrams (hide), QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar Frances Pinnock (sole bend), QEST William Parker Scholar Valérie Wartelle (fleece) and QEST Arts Society Scholar Zoë Wilson (stone).

Images by QEST Scholar Jackie King.