A sculptor from Stony Stratford has been awarded £5,000 to help her learn advanced techniques in ancient skills.
Helena Curry works as a freelance model maker in the special effects industry producing models for museums, TV programmes, film and fashion shoots and also runs an online business creating and selling her own handcrafted jewellery.
She’s learned the ancient technique of lost wax casting and finishing life size, fine art bronze garden sculptures.
The £5,000 awarded by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) will enable her to learn advanced techniques on a series of courses.
Helena was presented with her award by the chairman of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Nick Farrow at an awards lunch held at the London Hilton Hotel earlier this month.
QEST was endowed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association to advance education in modern and traditional crafts and trades in the UK. Scholarships of up to £18,000 are open to men and women of all ages and are awarded twice a year.
For more details visit www.qest.org.uk.