Leeds College of Art students receive awards at The Textile Society Awards

09 March 2016

The Textile Society Awards were held on 6th March 2016 at the annual Antique Textile Fair in Manchester. Four students from the College were amongst just seven finalists at the awards.

Two of the four undergraduate BA bursary finalists were from the College’s BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design course:

Katy Welsh awarded with the joint prize with a student from Central Saint Martins. Katy will receive an award of £750 plus PR opportunities.

Alice Richardson-Payne picked up an award of £500 for the BA Bursary.  

The MA postgraduate bursaries went to two of our MA Creative Practice students

Lorna Jewitt shared joint first prize with a student from RCA, and both received £750. Sally Cooke picked up an award of £500.  

TSA 16 content 1Winner Lorna Jewitt, MA Creative Practice student

TSA 16 content 3Winner Katy Welsh, BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student

All winners will be published both on the Textile Society website, and in the Textile Society Journal, 'Text'.  They will be invited to present at Conference, and will receive networking support and opportunities.  

The Textile Society is a unique forum for textile enthusiasts and professionals. It promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.

Word from the Judges was that the competition was extremely strong this year, both in applications and finalists, and as such the selection process was difficult.