TCDT Student work to be displayed at Fortnum & Mason
From 6th September 2021, work from The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) students will be on display in Fortnum & Mason’s windows in London Piccadilly. Designed by TCDT Trustee Simon Costin – this will consist of a surreal window featuring a sky painted backdrop with a table laid for dinner complete. With marbled wine glasses, gilded napkins, leather masks for the quests, a sugar paste flower arrangement as a centrepiece, and floating black mannequin hands holding knives above each plate.
First founded in 1707, Fortnum & Mason has remained an essential destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food and exceptional service. Millions from around the world visit the iconic Eau De Nil store in Piccadilly to take Afternoon Tea and explore the famous Food Halls.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Fortnum & Mason and Simon Costin who are giving TCDT students the chance to create a unique display in a central London location. We’re determined to demonstrate the wide range of career paths, which are available to young people with these valuable transferrable skills. And help them fulfil their full potential.”comments Penny Bendall, TCDT Founder and CEO
Over 15 TCDT workshops are involved in creating work for this window display. Student work will include – Perspex candlesticks, 23 carat gold gilded napkins, Stone carvings of letters and eyes, Leather surrealist headpieces, Wooden display stands, Gilded leather placemats, Marionette puppet insects with enamel eyes, Enamelled metal eyes and napkin rings, Marbled wine glasses, Cast and gilded stars, Silhouette dinner plates, Sugar paste flowers, Surrealist ceramic tiles and a painted sky backdrop.
TCDT offers online and in-venue workshops, with free tuition and materials, to young people who wish to develop their hand skills and aims to have 80% of participants from less advantaged backgrounds. The workshops are funded by generous sponsors and taught by world-class tutors; and open to students aged 14-19 and provide valuable insight to possible career paths.
To find out more about TCDT and its workshops can be found at www.thecreativedimension.org