The Inchbald Exhibition, featuring the Students’ work of the 2016/17 Courses, was held as usual at the Cadogan Hall and was considered by visitors to be an excellent example of good tuition allied to talent and extremely hard work.
Distinguished judges included Tim Gosling, David Harber, Annie Stevens and Anthony Paul. In addition, one of our own ex students, Michelle Holland, now working for Goddard Littlefair, joined the panel, bringing knowledge of the School and new experience to the verdicts.
Among the prizewinners, Julia Zeen (Garden) and Alex Joergensen (Interiors) are both now working for the distinguished Phillipa Thorpe organisation. Rob Sutcliffe and Leigh Glover (both Garden) have started their own companies and we look forward to hearing of their success. Jack McCoy, with several others, is proceeding to taking his Masters at Inchbald.
A number of students are currently working as interns, some have returned to their own countries as interns or working designers.
Casper Mackenzie spent his gap year at Inchbald (I think that was a first) and returns to Leeds University to complete his degree there. Perhaps we will welcome him back for his Masters!
One or two, of course, have gone on holiday, and very well deserved!
Meanwhile, the School stays open in preparation for the intake of 17/18 and we look forward to welcoming all our new students, as well as those continuing with their studies here in 2018.
Jacqueline Duncan, Dean