Wolverhampton School of Art

Applied Arts graduate wins £10,000 ‘Fresh Air’ bursary

BA (Hons) Applied Arts graduate, Faith Mercer, has been awarded a £10,000 ‘Fresh Air’ bursary and an apprenticeship with Colin Reid, a pioneering glass maker in the UK.

Fresh Air – is the biennial exhibition of the Quenington Sculpture Trust – and promotes the exhibition of art glass and other contemporary sculpture in the landscape.

The trustees founded an apprenticeship scheme in order to give young graduate glassmakers, from the UK or Eire, the opportunity to work alongside well-known and established glass artists. The bursary is worth £10,000.

This year the award-winning glass artist, Colin Reid, has offered to take on the successful apprentice for Fresh Air 2015, so Faith will start work, based at Colin’s Stroud studio, from autumn 2014.

Colin’s studio is well equipped for kilncast glass and coldworking. Faith will help with all aspects of work in this busy studio and have studio time and materials for her own work. 

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