Felix Handley
Funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation
Summer | 2014

Born in London, Felix studied sculpture at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. Having graduated, he worked as an artist selling pieces to galleries and private collections, including The Saatchi Gallery. 

During this period Felix experimented with stone carving and, despite some success, felt that he lacked the key practical skills required to make sculpture of the highest standard.

Last year Felix was delighted to be accepted to study Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School, where he will build up a strong basis in drawing from life, modeling in clay, and carving stone. Felix hopes the course will allow him to develop as a craftsman in his own practice, and also to work as a restorer of stone sculpture.

Felix paid for the first year of his course with his savings and income from part time work, but having exhausted his funds he turned to QEST as the only funder that does not have age restrictions for talented craftsmen.  QEST will enable him to complete his course, and to continue his family tradition of working in restoration.


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