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Bendicks continues to
support QEST

03.03.22 | News

QEST is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

QEST supports excellence in British craftsmanship through scholarship and apprenticeship funding. The charity strives to make a difference to the lives and careers of talented makers working across the UK.

Bendicks is proud to have been working with QEST for 10 years, by establishing the Bendicks scholarship. This helps support talented craftspeople and ensure that essential craft skills are retained and nurtured for the future.

For 2022, the chosen scholar is Isidoro Rodriguez. Isidoro is a very talented ceramicist and potter, who specialises in abstract ceramic sculpture and vessels. He is particularly interested in recovering the links between British craftsmanship and the Canarian artisan tradition.


Isidoro has produced excellent work, including a sculpture created using ice and a freezer during lockdowns when access to a kiln was not possible! He overcame the challenges that he was faced with in his first year with grit and determination, and has been admired for the way he adapted with creativity and resilience.

The QEST scholarship will enable him to continue his master’s studies and practical training in ceramics at The Royal College of Art.

For more information on QEST click here.