Celebrating the Court Barn Bursary Award


This year we will be celebrating past winners of the Bursary Award:

Gemma Clarke

Anna Clegg

Milo Leigh

Will Whatley

The exhibitors’ practice spans a range of media which includes painting, drawing, audio, printmaking, sculpture and book arts.  Inspired by subjects as broad as the city, the self, memory, mindfulness and science fiction, they will be showing selected works from their recent practice.

Trustee Sue Gavin says:

‘The Bursary Award is a valued collaboration with Chipping Campden School and we are delighted to present the accomplished work of these four early career artists and designers. We hope our visitors will enjoy the opportunity to see new work alongside the museum’s permanent collection of craft and design.’

Sue Gavin spoke to Will Whatley about the bursary and his work – Will Whatley in conversation

The Court Barn Bursary was initiated in 2016 and has been awarded annually, with the exception of 2020, to a student in their final A Level year of art or design studies at Chipping Campden School who is progressing to a Foundation Studies or first degree course in a related discipline at a college or university in the UK. The Bursary is integral to the Museum’s aim to promote craft and design and provides an opportunity for emerging artists to realise their full potential.


The winner of the 2022 Award is Chipping Campden School student Teresa Doran. Teresa has already completed work placements at Peascod Studios in Gloucestershire, contemporary surface designers for interiors and architecture and experts in ‘verre eglomise’, a process of reverse glass gilding, and at Harts Silversmiths, where she gained an insight into working with metal and a greater understanding of the Arts & Crafts movement in Chipping Campden. She will be attending Oxford Brookes University in the autumn.

The award is intended to support the student in their studies through assistance with materials, travel or research opportunities. Winners have gone on to study at Oxford Brookes University, Kingston University, Camberwell – University of the Arts, London, Chelsea College of Art & Design and UWE Bristol.

Supported by Niki Crew and Rob Grover of the school’s Art Department, applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of work, including projects from studies in Product Design, to present at interview. This process is in itself helpful in acquiring presentation skills and talking about their work. The winner, or in some years joint winners, are then selected and presented with a cheque once their college place is confirmed.


This has been a fantastic opportunity for Court Barn, the school and the winners and we are delighted to present an exhibition showcasing their work.