The annual Craftex competition and its associated exhibition provides a showcase for the very best work of students from the city's colleges. Encouraged by success in the competition many students have gone on to start up their own business or have been employed by others as a direct result of their participation in Craftex:
"After visiting Craftex last year I interviewed a number of students whose work I had seen in the Exhibition. Sam Lauriston was successful and is a great employee!"
– John Galvin, award winning cabinetmaker, craftsman and furniture artist
None of this is possible without the support of our main partner for Craftex - Quilter Cheviot and our additional sponsors; Glasgow City Council and the Merchants House of Glasgow.
Trades House not only gives financial prizes for the best entries, but the work is exhibited in the Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, open to the public with free entry. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the best art, design craftmanship and technical skills that Glasgow's college student have to offer. It is always an incredible display and well worth a visit
This competition has been recognised by UK Skills as an outstanding national event.
For information on next years Craftex Event, contact Jackie Mullen or call 0141 553 1605