Former Student Makes Her Mark at Young Furniture Makers Exhibition

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Former Sixth Form student Grace impressed visitors at the recent Young Furniture Makers Exhibition in London. 

At the exhibition Grace exhibited a low table which she had made by using a belt sander to flatten and prepare the surface of an old science bench top. Having left Bablake this Summer, after taking her A levels, Grace has followed her passion for design and is now studying Furniture and Product Design at Nottingham Trent University. 

Around 120 of the UK’s finest young furniture designers and makers showcased their work at the exhibition and Grace's work was spotted by the website 'This Girl Makes' which celebrates women in craft and design. In an article on the website Grace mentions her time at Bablake, “My school’s design department was absolutely fantastic. Because of this I was able to work with many different materials and experiment with multiple manufacturing methods", she also discusses her determination to overcome the challenges of being a woman in a very male dominated arena.

We wish Grace all the best in her degree and with her aspirations to start her own furniture business - we're sure with her determination and talent she will go a long way!


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