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Cara Walker

Cara Walker
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Glass artist & designer Cara Louise Walker works with cast and blown glass often in combination with precious metals and stone. Her work explores the theme of memory and its relationship with the phenomenon that is nostalgia, and is currently in her final year of the MFA Glass programme at Edinburgh College of Art. As a Qest scholar, Cara is currently sponsored by British Perfume House Penhaligon's London.
SCHOLARSHIPS:
2017 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, Penhaligon's Scholar
2016 Andrew Grant Scholarship, University of Edinburgh

AWARDS:
2015 Winner of the London Glassblowing Award for Emerging Talent
2015 Short listed for The National Glass Centre Emerging Artist Residency Prize
2014 Contemporary Glass Society Student Glass Prize Runner Up
2014 Robert Gordon University Arts & Heritage Collections Purchase Prize
2014 Alexandrina McKenzie Legacy Award
2013 Winner of the Eligius Project
2013 Awarded Cross Trust Funding
2013 Gertrude M Hector Fund Award
2013 Caram Trust Award
2012 Short listed for Mearns and Gill Offshore Achievement Awards Design
2010 Craftex Jewellery Group Award
2009 Short listed for Craftex Advanced Jewellery Award
2009 Short listed for Craftex Non Advanced Jewellery Award

EXHIBITIONS:
2015 Essence, London Glassblowing, London, UK
2015 British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK
2015 Visual Arts Scotland: transforming, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2014 Northern Graduates, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK
2014 New Designers, The Business Design Centre, London, UK
2014 "Open Your Eyes" Degree Show, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, UK
2013 The Eligius Project Exhibition, Gray's school of Art, Aberdeen, UK
2011 HND Showcase, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, UK
2011 Craftex, Trades House, Glasgow, UK
2010 HNC End of Year Show, Glasgow Metropolitan College, Glasgow UK
2010 Craftex, Trades House, Glasgow, UK
2009 End of Year Show, Glasgow Metropolitan College, Glasgow, UK
2008 Craftex, Trades House, Glasgow, UK

QUALIFICATIONS:
2016-Present MFA Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
2014 BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, UK
2012 Lapidary Skills Level 1, The Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club, Edinburgh, UK
2011 HND Jewellery Design, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, UK
2009 NQ Jewellery Design, Glasgow Metropolitan College, Glasgow, UK

WORKSHOPS & COURSES:
2016 Casting in Nature
Aura
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  • Aura
Aphasia
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  • Aphasia
Phantosmia
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  • Phantosmia
Amnesia
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  • Amnesia
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