Upcoming Events

QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition

Craft NI 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT1 1FF

QEST is delighted to be partnering with Craft NI to host our first physical event in Northern Ireland: an exhibition of works by QEST Alumni from the island of Ireland. The exhibition will be held in the Craft NI Gallery - Belfast’s only dedicated craft venue. Crafts on display will range from those familiar to ... Read more

Unfurl with Ella Porter

Stapleford Granary Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ceramicist and QEST Scholar Ella Porter will be exhibiting her work at 'Unfurl', a contemporary and country exhibition in Cambridge. The exhibition will feature botanically inspired art and decorative objects and include work from other makers including Carolyn Brookes-Davies, Claire Coles, Mark Edwards, Elizabeth Merriman, Helen Derbyshire, Tim Plunkett and Layne Rowe. The exhibition will ... Read more

Free

QEST at Collect 2024: Celebrating 20 Years

Somerset House Strand, London

QEST will return to the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design for its 20th edition, with a showcase of works exploring colour, movement and texture. Through the skilful manipulation of their materials, exhibiting QEST Scholars - including a glass artist, a ceramicist, a sculptor, a leather artist, a silversmith, a jeweller, and an ... Read more

Expressive Watercolour Landscapes with Louisa Boyd

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation West Dean, Chichester, Sussex

This course will encourage you to approach watercolours in an alternative way, accepting the beauty of the medium when it is outside of your control. Expect big brush strokes, splashes and for not every piece to be a success, and bring along an open mind. You will be starting the course with gestural, abstract mark-making ... Read more

£449

Portrait sculpture workshop with Poppy Field

Unit 100, Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill London, SW11 5QL United Kingdom Unit 100, Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill, London, London, United Kingdom

What to expect: ✓ Sculpt a life size portrait in water-based clay ✓ Work from a life model ✓ Be part of a small group ✓ Watch demonstrations ✓ Receive individual critiques ✓ Take your sculpture home ✓ All materials included ✓ Lunch provided, and adaptable to any dietary restrictions Topics covered: • Working from ... Read more

£950

Ella Porter at Ceramic Art London

Kensington Olympia West Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom

Check out QEST Scholar Ella Porter's work in Ceramic Art London at Kensington Olympia West. Ella will be showing a range of her work including freestanding and wall based ceramics, including new works. "I am so excited to have been selected for Ceramic Art London as it celebrates its 20th year." The exhibition is on ... Read more

Drawing with Stitch with Lora Avedian

Kindred House Margate, United Kingdom

Drawing with Stitch: retreat weekend at Kindred House, Margate UK. Join QEST Scholar and textile artist Lora Avedian in a weekend of playful experimentation with textiles and embroidery, learning how to draw with stitch. The workshop will run from 11am to 4pm on both Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21. Participants will create experimental ... Read more

£240

Figure & torso sculpture masterclass with Poppy Field

Unit 100, Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill London, SW11 5QL United Kingdom Unit 100, Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill, London, London, United Kingdom

Learn how to sculpt a 1/2 life-size male figure and 3/4 life-size female torso in this ten-day masterclass with QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholar Poppy Field. Attendees will watch demonstrations and create their own water-based clay models to take home in this small group masterclass. The masterclass covers a range of topics, including: • Working ... Read more

£1800

Iris Obscura: An exhibition by Joanna Manousis

Abject Gallery 27 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Abject Gallery in Sunderland is pleased to announce an exhibition showcasing ground-breaking sculptures by QEST Scholar Joanna Manousis.  Joanna, a British-American artist known for her monumental and intimate-scale sculptures in glass, mirror, and mixed media, is set to captivate audiences with her latest exhibition, "Iris Obscura". Drawing on two decades’ of studio practice and three ... Read more

Free

Wells Stone Carving Festival

Bishop's Barn, Somerset

Taking place at a medieval tithe barn in the UK's smallest cathedral city from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May, this festival will see talented stone carvers from across the UK - including QEST Scholar Will Davies - spending three days to turn a block of stone into a piece of sculptural artwork. Prizes will ... Read more

Aesthetic Collection Art Fair

University Women's Club, Mayfair

Carefully curated by Aliénor Cros (@AestheticCollection), a small group of ten artists from varied disciplines - including QEST Radcliffe Trust Scholar Natasha Mann - will exhibit at the beautiful and exclusive University Women's Club in the heart of Mayfair on Sunday 12 May from 11am to 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to meet these ... Read more

£7

QEST at Craftworks

Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old St, London

QEST is proud to be an event partner for the inaugural Craftworks trade show, taking place from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May (during London Craft Week) at Shoreditch Town Hall. The event will host the very best of arts, crafts, and design from all corners of the craft sector, with live seminars, workshops and ... Read more

QEST at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey: 20 Years in the Making

Mill Marsh Park Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AL

Craft Festival Bovey Tracey is one of the UK’s most-loved craft events, offering shopping, workshops, demos, music, feasting, and a great all-round day out for families. It's an extra special year as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. QEST is excited to return this year, joined by Jess Grimsdale, who will be demonstrating signwriting and ... Read more

£10

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