Jack Row awarded £6,000 QEST scholarship

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Grant will boost hand engraving skills of 28-year-old silversmith.

Silversmith and jeweller Jack Row has been awarded a £6,000 scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to help him develop his hand engraving skills.

Twenty-eight-year-old Row, who specialises in creating intricate gold and silver pens that reference architecture, engineering and Islamic art, has been provided the funds to help him develop his hand engraving skills.

His QEST scholarship will pair him with one of the UK’s leading hand engravers, with an emphasis on the use of new technologies specifically, compressed-air engraving tools and optical equipment.

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QEST has this year awarded a total £356,400 to craftspersons across the UK, providing them with further education, apprenticeships and one-on-one training with masters of their crafts.

The trust is 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. Since 1991, the Trust has awarded £2,231,900 to 319 craftsmen and women aged between 17 and 50+ to develop their skills through study, training and work experience. 

Other craftspersons were awarded scholarships from disciplines including textiles and weaving, side saddlery and stonemasonry.
 

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