Recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art's School of Design scooped three of the four coveted prizes at the inauguaral Inches Carr Graduate Craft Awards.

The awards (which took place on the evening of the 23rd of March 2016 in Dundee), showcased a shortlist of 10 talented craft and design graduates from five of Scotland’s art and design institutions: Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Gray’s School of Art and Heriot Watt University.

The ECA graduate winners included Karolina Baines (Jewellery & Silversmithing, 2014) and Lucy Simpson (Textiles, 2014) and Harry Morgan (Glass, 2014). All three were each awarded £2,500.

Also among the shortlisted finalists were ECA graduates Elizabeth Campbell (Jewellery), Juliana Bolanos-Durman (Glass) and Hazel Thorn (Jewellery).

Dr Jessamy Kelly, Lecturer in Glass at ECA, said, "We were invited to the event knowing that we had six shortlisted graduates. To then find out on the night that three of our recent graduates had won was such an honour for us; a sound testimony to the strength of graduate we are creating at ECA. The beautifully crafted work of Karolina, Harry and Lucy was well deserving of the awards."

The Graduate Craft Awards are part of a range of bursaries and awards offered by the Inches Carr Trust, which was formed in 1995 to commemorate Deirdre Inches and Malcolm Carr. 

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