The shortlisted artists for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award are Lucy Dunce, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charonne Ruth, and Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle & Dave Robson).
The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers to develop their practice to a higher level, consider innovation and introducing new materials or techniques to their existing practise.
Each of the shortlisted artists will exhibit a small body of work at ALIGHT 2019 demonstrating their mentoring project proposal. The winner will be announced during the exhibition and will be invited to develop a new body of work in conjunction with their mentor to be exhibited at the subsequent VAS annual exhibition.
We will also present the progress of Ffion Blench, winner of the inaugural VAS : Inches Carr mentoring Award, who has been learning the ancient Italian process of scagliola from a renowned master of this craft, Cristina Beretta.