QEST provided a launchpad early on in Zoe’s career, funding further training in the form of specialist short courses. This gave Zoe enough knowledge to go away, practice her craft and develop skills as a jeweller by creating her own designs for sale.
“QEST goes way beyond the initial award, they have been there for continual support. I have loved every moment and hope to be involved with many more events in the future”.
Since receiving the scholarship Zoe has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, and has won a number of top industry awards including a Lonmin Design Innovation Award 2011 and The Goldsmiths' Company Award in 2013. Her work has been sold in prestigious outlets from Fortnum & Mason to Holland & Holland and she has designed regularly for top names in the wider jewellery industry with long stints for Vivienne Westwood and Swarovski. Zoe has many ambitions for the future and her plans are wide ranging. Her most important motivation is to continually improve, innovate and create jewellery that is more beautiful than the last.