Graduates scoop top craft awards

Two Edinburgh College of Art graduates have been awarded prestigious prizes that celebrate their skills.

The Inches Carr Awards support the work of recent graduates who have advanced the craftwork industry in Scotland.

Robin Crawford, who graduated in 2015, won for his work in glass design.

Fashion graduate Halina North was also awarded a prize for her work after graduating in 2016. Abi Bruce, Textiles alumna, was shortlisted for the award.

Celebrated students

Robin won the Contemporary Glass Society New Designers Associates Prize in 2015. He was also selected to compete for the Stanislav Libensky Awards in Prague 2015.

Halina received the the Christopher Bailey Gold Award and the Hilary Alexander Trailblazer Award for her collection at Graduate Fashion Week last year. She has also been shortlisted for this year’s H&M Design Award.

Awards ceremony

This year’s ceremony was held in the Edinburgh College of Art Fire Station building.

The striking award was designed by Glass student Lauren Puckett.

The five winners, who are all recent graduates of Scottish art colleges and institutions, each receive £2500.

Supporting Scottish talent

The Graduate Craft Awards are part of a range of bursaries and awards offered by the Inches Carr Trust, which was formed in 1995 to commemorate jewellers Deirdre Inches and Malcolm Carr.

The trust supports young musicians, contemporary craft work and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Glass at Edinburgh College of Art

Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art

Inches Carr Awards