Gallery director Sarah Myerscough on Jury for the Penland Fellowship 2015 / by ben mcleavy

Beatrix Baker, Buoy Keel Piece, 2014. Steam bent oak, copper rivets, painted Jesmonite, plywood, elastic band.

Beatrix Baker, Buoy Keel Piece, 2014. Steam bent oak, copper rivets, painted Jesmonite, plywood, elastic band.

Sarah Myerscough and David Gates took part in the jury panel for the Penland Fellowship 2015, hosted at the Crafts Council in December 2014. The Penland Fellowship 2015 is open to UK based artists/makers working in wood; it offers a two-week course of study at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, USA. The award, the first of its kind in a series of material-specific fellowships, was given to Beatrix Baker, a recent graduate from Falmouth University where she was awarded best achievement in Contemporary Crafts at BA level and has since held numerous exhibitions in the UK.

Penland School of Craft, North Carolina, USA
http://www.penland.org/
Crafts Council UK
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/
Penland Fellowship 2015 Winner: Beatrix Baker
http://www.beatrixbaker.co.uk/