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Local Artist Takes Part in Handmade Revolution

BA (Hons) Glass student, Nicola Crabb recently appeared as a contestant on the BBC2 series 'Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution'.

Local glass artist, Nicola Crabb was recently recognised for her work and picked to appear as a contestant on the BBC2 series ‘Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution’, which aired on Wednesday 10th October.

Nicola, currently studying BA (Hons) Glass Degree at Plymouth College of Art, has won numerous commissions and awards for her craft. “Since attending the college my designs have won 2

commissions to make glass that were presented as awards. The first was the 2011 Media and Innovation Awards, and the second was the 2011 AoC Gold Award, one of which was presented to British Actor John Hurt, in London.”

“In the same year I was awarded with the 2011 Dartington Glass Scholarship Award which was an invaluable scholarship to receive!”

“This year I have been awarded the 2012/2013 Dorris Gerrard Scholarship which will aid me in my wish to open a small alfresco glass studio, inspired by glass maker and glass furnace designer Ian Hankey, a tutor at Plymouth College of Art.”

Nicola grew up in Dartmouth and attended the Community College which is where she first found her passion for art. She is now a member of local artist group ‘Drawn to the Valley’ and is also involved in the ‘Bank Square Arts Market’ in Tavistock.

“I'm really proud to be a part of Plymouth and especially Plymouth College of Art and think it's a boost when you read about really local people going national (if only for half an hour!).”