Super College students win Big at Craftex

Students from City of Glasgow College have continued their winning form at this year's Craftex Exhibition by claiming victory in an astonishing 32 of 58 possible categories. 

The team won their prizes across several different creative disciplines including furniture, jewellery design, and leather.

HND Art and Glass Design & Production student, Stephen Graham, enjoyed special success, taking home the highly regarded Quilter Cheviot QC Award for Excellence and Innovation for his stunning stained glass panel.

The Super College students also claimed first and third places in the Skinners & Glovers Special Anniversary Leather Award taking their haul of awards to a total of 34. In that hotly contested event, HND Jewellery Design student, Malgorzata Rog, won the top prize for her leather and silver jewellery while HND Furniture student, Tarran Ashwell took third place for his leather and goatskin shield.

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive at City of Glasgow College said:

“I am delighted that our college triumphed yet again at the annual Craftex Exhibition and well deserved congratulations go to our talented students for their outstanding achievements.

“The annual Trades House of Glasgow Craftex competition is an important link for our college with historic craft guilds. It provides a showcase for the very best work of students from our city's colleges and is recognised by UK Skills as an outstanding national event.” 

HNC Administration with Digital Communication student, Julia Kasprowska, also made history at the exhibition by becoming both the first student from City of Glasgow College’s Business Department to take part as well as the first student ever to enter a website into the competition. Julia’s hard work was rewarded as she was given the New Digital Media award and a cheque for £100 in prize money by the judges.

Julia Kasprowska said: “Taking part in the Craftex competition was one of the most challenging but rewarding things I’ve ever done.”

“It’s very competitive but the environment is so supportive and we’ve all received such great backing from City of Glasgow College.

“I’m really proud to have been part of such a successful team from our college.”

The Craftex Exhibition has helped many participants establish their own businesses or find employment as a result of taking part.

As part of the exhibition the students’ work went on display in Glasgow’s illustrious Trades Hall, and was open to the public giving many of the students their first taste of a public exhibition.