Jewellery designer/maker and enameller Naomi Nevill has been honoured with an enamelling scholarship by the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, one of only 350 scholarships in the history of the trust.
QEST was created in 1990 in honour of the Queen Mother on her 90 th birthday, this year on The Queens 90th birthday she became patron of the Trust which funds training of the most innovative, talented and dedicated British craftspeople, specialising in many creative fields from stone carving to coach building and of course enamelling.
The scholarship will allow Naomi to visit and be taught by some of the best enamellers in the country, Phil Barnes is offering a long term training program and both Fred Rich and Jane short are helping with the training.
The scholarship winners were invited to the Royal Warrant Holder Association’s annual luncheon, to exhibit a range of work and be awarded their certificates. Naomi spoke with many people on the day including well-known enameller and QEST judge Fiona Rae, Jewellery designer Steven Webster and the team sponsoring her Dengie Crops.
Naomi says she hopes that this training will allow her to eventually become a master enameller, making unusual vibrant pieces and teaching others this extraordinary art.