Coleg Ceredigion’s annual Furniture, Art and Fashion Exhibition took place recently at the Guild Hall’s Corn Exchange, Cardigan. As the only Further Education College in Wales to offer Furniture Making and Restoration courses at both Level 2 and 3, Coleg Ceredigion’s Annual Exhibition offers a unique collection of both hand crafted furniture as well as traditional items beautifully restored to their former glory. The exhibition also showcased the craft work of students following the Independent Living Skills course at the college, as well as examples of art, fashion and leather work.
As well as an opportunity to see the variety of work completed by the students throughout the year, the official opening was also an opportunity to celebrate the success of students at the Furniture Award Ceremony.
In the presence of College Governors, students, staff, family and friends, a total of 9 awards were presented by Principal, Jacqui Weatherburn, recognising the achievements of the best craftspeople at each level. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of Cardigan Town Council with a short address by Cllr. Catrin Miles, Mayor of Cardigan, who announced that the Mayor’s Apprentice Fund would be available for a second year to continue to support local students to reach their potential.
Jacqui Weatherburn, Principal at Coleg Ceredigion commented “Once again, I am enormously impressed with the high level of skill shown by all the students who have contributed to the exhibition, including Furniture Making and Restoration, BTEC Fashion, Independent Living Skills, and GCSE Art students. Their talents are unsurpassed! We are extremely pleased that the exhibition is taking place in the centre of Cardigan again this year at the prestigious Guild Hall Corn Exchange, which means that many more people have the chance to see the excellent work on display”.