• May 17, 2022

Lilly Eris wins the Cockpit Clear Bursary 2022

Each year we have teamed up with Cockpit, the UK's only creative business incubator for craftspeople, whom we work with to offer a special award for professional makers and artists. For every year that we have been doing this, we have received many engaging, exciting and innovative entries from across the UK.

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Lilly will receive a subsidised studio space at Cockpit - worth £2,500* - plus tailored business support in the form of workshops and 1 to 1 coaching, participation in their open studio events, and an insurance package from Clear!

Here's what Lilly had to say:

"I can't believe I have won such a prestigious competition. I'd heard and seen such great things about Cockpit and their fantastically talented community of arists which made it all the more exciting to hear I'd be becoming a part of it!

I'm so grateful to Clear for providing this bursary, I know that having access to Cockpits monitoring program will be invaluable to me as a recent graduate and I can't wait to get down to London and begin my journey as a professional arist."

Lilly works with stained glass to create mythical scenes that are allegories of our chaotic modern lives - Folklore for the 21st century. Her stories and characters are brought to life using intricate sgraffito illustration.

Her journey began at Hereford College of Arts where she fell in love with the art of puppetry, storytelling and character creation.

Lilly then went on to complete her Contemporary Crafts degree, which is where she created her first piece of stained-glass artwork inspired by the Mappa Mundi. This allowed her to align her love of folklore, illustration, storytelling and colour into her stained-glass work.

If you wish to check out more of Lilly's work, visit her Instagram here.

Clear are committed supporters of craft businesses and have run the Clear Insurance for Craft and Design Businesses, an affordable insurance package tailored specifically to the need of design businesses, since November 2002.

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