Circle Craft Cooperative Association is pleased to present their Annual Student Scholarships Exhibition in their Gallery in the Net Loft on Granville Island — January 31 – February 24, 2019 — featuring: Francesca Cresciullo, Vancouver Community College, Jewellery Program; Nico Gruzling, Vancouver Community College, Fashion; and, Logan Kenler, Emily Carr University, Ceramics.

In 2003, Circle Craft initiated a student scholarship award program to support new and upcoming craftspeople. This program is part of Circle Craft’s commitment to community outreach programming.

For two years Francesca Cresciullo studied in the Jewellery Art and Design program at Vancouver Community College. For her first year, she was awarded the Artistic Achievement Award 2017 and, for her second year, the Circle Craft Overall Outstanding Achievement Award. During this time, she also received the Emergent Artist Award from the Craft Council BC, and an Honourable Mention for the CJA (Canadian Jewellers Association) 100th Anniversary Design Competition 2018. More info at: https://platypuscollective.com

Nico Gruzling is an emerging fashion designer specializing in innovative designs using foremost technologies. Her computer science background (MSc) puts her on the forefront of made-to-measure technology. Her design background and working in industrial design for several years as a designer for a marine engineering firm has given her a perspective that is unique among her peers, allowing her to conceive and implement new design through the application of CAD design, and to incorporate new construction processes borrowed from other fields. More info at: https://www.gruzling.com

Logan Kenler explores themes of identity, nostalgia, ritual, and shrine through figurative ceramic vessels informed by traditional and pop-cultural influences.

Student Scholarships Exhibition — January 31 – February 24, 2019;
Circle Craft Shop & Gallery (1 – 1666 Johnston Street, Net Loft, Granville Island);
T: 604.669.8021; circlecraft.net; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily; Admission: Free