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Makers’ Stories – Cockpit Arts / NADFAS David Bell Memorial Award – Camilla Lee Lambert

NADFAS David Bell Memorial Award was established in 2014 to support a young crafts person aged 17 – 28 who is inspired by music and starting out in business. In April 2015 Camilla Lee Lambert was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Award. Camilla was awarded a place at a Cockpit Arts incubator for a year.
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Makers’ Stories – Catarina Riccabona

“I’m very surprised there is a market for hand woven. It’s a real relief that it’s possible. I’d always hoped hand making was a form of luxury; that the skill, care and attention to detail that go into my products is valued. I really appreciate the amount of creative control that I have over my pieces because I weave them by hand.”
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Makers’ Stories – Ndidi Ekubia

“The one-to-one coaching sessions were a great sounding board for ideas and gave me the confidence to go forth and get on with things.”
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Makers’ Stories – Katharine Morling

“I looked at all the studios in the Lewisham/Greenwich area and found that Cockpit Arts ran the best programme. I felt it had everything that would be helpful for setting up a business.”
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Makers’ Stories – Kouamo

“I thought of Cockpit Arts as a studio space and a community of designers with the added bonus of business support – but actually it’s been so much more than that.”
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Makers’ Stories – Rita Parniczky

“I chose Cockpit Arts mainly because of the business support you get here; I wasn’t ready to move into a studio with no support. Cockpit seemed the ideal place for a complete beginner like me.”
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