Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Queen Elizabeth's Scholarship Trust Craftmanship

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) will host some of the most talented and aspiring craftspeople at Concours this summer. QEST was established to help support craftspeople of all ages and from all backgrounds, at a critical stage in their careers and thus sustain traditional British craftsmanship.

The marquee at Hampton Court Palace will showcase sculpture and stonecarving from Andrian Melka, leatherwork and design from Mark Angelo-Gizzi, lettercarving, typography, sculpting and glass engraving from Wayne Hart, classic car restoration and metal work from Jason Williams and printed textile design from Rosanna Bishop.

The charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, QEST was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Since then the Charity has awarded over £4 million to over 460 craftspeople, aged between 17 and 58, across 130 craft disciplines.

In May 2017 HRH The Prince of Wales became the charity’s Patron with Vice-Patrons The Earl of Snowdon and the Marquess of Salisbury. QEST is honoured by their support and looks forward to continuing to champion excellence in British craftsmanship.