15 April 2019
Criteria for judging applications are drawn up. Judy Barry conducts a peer review and offers a constructive critique. The Beryl Dean Award will go to a teacher who is personally passionate, professionally inspirational and highly competent, recognised by students and peers in their own professional context and making a contribution to the wider field of the arts and crafts.
Application forms and instructions are finalised. Two respected academic judges are selected and everyone is gratified when Professor Clare Johnston (Head of the Textiles Programme at Royal College of Art) and Professor Malcolm Lochhead, (Textile artist and Millennium Fellow in Design at Glasgow Caledonian University) agree to take part.