Carrie Reichardt Wins Churchill Award

Radical artist recognised for her work on community mosaics here and abroad

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Carrie Reichardt, the renegade potter and craftivsit from Chiswick, was presented with a newly designed Churchill medallion at a prestigious biennial award ceremony in London last week , after successfully completing  her Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

carrie reichardt with winston churchill poster

Carrie was presented with the stunning blue cloisonné enamelled silver Churchill medallion by its designer and Guest of Honour, Professor Brian Clarke, who is a world renowned architectural artist, and a 1974 Churchill Fellow himself. Professor Clarke presented 129 Fellows with their medallions at a ceremony in Church House, in Central London.  Church House has significant Churchillian associations as during the Blitz, Winston Churchill requisitioned Church House as a makeshift Houses of Parliament after the originals had been damaged by bombing. It was also from Church House that he made his famous speech announcing the sinking of the Bismarck on 24 th May 1941.

As part of her Fellowship, Reichardt   travelled to Chile and Mexico to investigate best practice in community and public mosaics with a view to advance the craft of  community mosaic making in the UK.

Speaking about the Fellowship, Reichardt said; “The Travelling Fellowships provide opportunities for UK citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile project of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives through their global experiences – and to bring back the benefit to others in their UK profession or community through sharing the results of their new knowledge.

Professor Brian Clarke praised all the Fellows for their outstanding achievements, and said;“I know from personal experience that the Fellowship represents a wonderful opportunity. I am continually amazed and inspired by the Churchill Fellows dedication and commitment to making a difference in so many areas affecting today’s society.”

Carrie's local base is The Treatment Rooms -a short walk from Chiswick Park Tube Station at 4 Fairlawn Grove, W4 5EH.

May 26, 2016

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