Huge congratulations to the very talented Juju Books who has been selected by Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust to become a Queen Elizabeth Scholar.
QEST supports individuals representing excellence in British Craft, providing them with the means to gain further training and keep traditional crafts and skills alive.
As part of this Gillian will spend a year being mentored by Designer Bookbinder Fellow Tom McEwan, learning the traditional skills of a fine binder from a maker who constantly challenges himself to apply these methods in contemporary ways & will also get to spend weeks in some of Europe’s best bookbinding schools from expert tutors.
We wish Gillian every success – it’s great to see her talent, hard work & efforts being recognised & rewarded. Go Gillian !