become a friend of qest

Become a Friend of QEST and help us support talented makers and promote excellence in craft and making.

By becoming a Friend you will engage with a community of talented, inspiring and creative makers and enjoy the knowledge that you are contributing to a thriving future for craft in the UK.

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Pearl Friend

For £100 a year (£8.33 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and a QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of QEST's 30th Anniversary magazine – celebrating three decades of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship and the important role of craft in the 21st century
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni

Ruby Friend

For £250 a year (£20.83 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and a QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of QEST's 30th Anniversary magazine – celebrating three decades of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship and the important role of craft in the 21st century
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A copy of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder, stories by Karen Bennett and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*
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Sapphire Friend

For £500 a year (£41.66 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of QEST's 30th Anniversary magazine – celebrating three decades of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship and the important role of craft in the 21st century
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A signed copy of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder, stories by Karen Bennett and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted and attended by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*

To pay in full, or to set up a monthly or annual direct debit, click the button below:

*Events decided by QEST, subject to annual event programming. In previous years, this has included:

  • Collect international craft fair at Somerset House, London
  • Artefact craft fair at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London (for London Craft Week)
  • 'Material Matters' exhibition at Court Barn, Chipping Camden and 'Pattern, Line, Form' exhibition at the Makers Guild in Wales, Cardiff
  • Craft fairs such as Craft Festival Bovey Tracey, Devon; Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester;
  • Craft Festival Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair, London

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