The Winners of Our Student Excellence Awards 22

Our  Student Excellence Awards Exhibition 22, showcases the work by some of our most stand out students. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the commitment, graft, and talent that our students demonstrate and to give everyone a taste of what can be achieved on our distance learning courses. 

Inclusion is in recognition of noteworthy work produced during their course. This may be in terms of general improvement seen throughout the course or for demonstrating high levels of creativity and execution.

Each of the students included in the exhibitions were nominated by their individual tutors, to recognise the way chosen students have gone above and beyond during their programme with us.  

We also asked you to pick your favourite pieces from each category!  Today we can finally and officially announce the winners. As well as receiving a Certificate of Excellence in addition to their final City & Guilds accredited course certificate, the winners will each receive a £25 Amazon gift voucher.

Skill Stage 2 Exhibition

Category 1: Best Completed Assessment Piece

Each Skill Stage 2 student produces at least one completed piece during their course. This category was to showcase some of the best or most improved ones.

Melanie Skellam won this category with her incredible Crochet Design.

 

Melanie Skellam, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Crochet
Final crochet assessment piece by Melanie Skellam
Melanie Skellam, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Crochet
Close up detail of final assessment piece, Melanie Skellam
Melanie Skellam, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Crochet
Close up detail of final assessment piece by Melanie Skellam
Melanie Skellam, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Crochet
Creative dissection of final assessment piece, Melanie Skellam

Category 2: Best Course Sampling

During their course work, each Skill Stage 2 student produces a folio of samples which build up throughout their coursework. Most are based on their own design work. This category showcased sampling from some of the best or most improved students.

Tessa Box won this category, with her beautiful Patchwork and Quilting samples.

Tessa Box, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Patchwork & Quilting
Patchwork & Quilting sample, Tessa Box
Patchwork & Quilting sample, Tessa Box
Tessa Box, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Patchwork & Quilting
Patchwork & Quilting sample, Tessa Box
Tessa Box, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Patchwork & Quilting
Patchwork & Quilting sample, Tessa Box

Skill Stage 3 Exhibition

Category 1: Best Completed Piece

Each Skill Stage 3 student produces at least three completed pieces during their course programme and this category showcased some of the best or most improved ones.

Alexandra Martin won this category with her Machine Embroidery piece, as part of her Machine Embroidery course.

Alexandra Martin, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Machine Embroidery
Final Machine Embroidery assessment piece by Alexandra Martin
Alexandra Martin, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Machine Embroidery
Close up detail, Alexandra Martin
Alexandra Martin, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Machine Embroidery
Close up detail of final assessment piece by Alexandra Martin
Alexandra Martin, Student Exhibition Awards (Best completed Piece nominee), Machine Embroidery
Close up detail, Alexandra Martin

Category 2: Best Course Sampling

During their coursework, Each Skill Stage 3 student produces a folio of samples which build up throughout their coursework. Most are based on their own design work. This category showcased sampling from some of the best or most improved students.

Kaz Stuart, Machine Embroidery student is the winner of this category.

 

Machine Embroidery sample, Kaz Stuart
Kaz Stuart, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidery sample, Kaz Stuart
Kaz Stuart, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidery sample, Kaz Stuart
Kaz Stuart, Student Exhibition Awards (Best course Sampling), Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidery sample, Kaz Stuart

Category 3: Best Design to Textiles

Each student creates a unique design folio for themselves which they use as a basis for their sample folio and completed pieces. This category showcases student’s design starting points and their completed sample or piece.

Ellen Owen-Powell won this category with her Patchwork & Quilting design.

Initial design, Ellen Owen-Powell
Ellen Owen-Powell
Design detail, Ellen Owen-Powell
Progress, Ellen Owen-Powell
Final design, Ellen Owen-Powell

Skill Stage 4 Exhibition

Category: Best Advanced Practitioner

Our Skill Stage 4 Exhibition had just one category  – Best Advanced Practitioner

Each student creates a large folio of design work from their choice of inspirational source and bases their coursework on it. The students who were included were all at different stages of their courses. Some had completed whilst others were only part way through.

Claire Harvey is the winner of this category with her stunning Hand Embroidery pieces.

 

Claire Harvey, Student Excellence Awards (Best Advanced Practitioner), SS4 Hand Embroidery
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey, Student Excellence Awards (Best Advanced Practitioner), SS4 Hand Embroidery
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey, Student Excellence Awards (Best Advanced Practitioner), SS4 Hand Embroidery
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey, Student Excellence Awards (Best Advanced Practitioner), SS4 Hand Embroidery
Claire Harvey

We are immensely proud of all of the students who were selected to feature in our Student Excellence Awards Exhibitions. The work produced was to an incredibly high standard. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who voted.

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