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Since 2013, the Tormek Scholarship Award has been given to a senior student, majoring in woodworking or design. The purpose is to shed light on sharpening and to encourage you who aspire to high professional qualifications and want to invest time in your woodwork.
Regardless of whether you are using edge tools in your profession or in your hobby, sharp tools are crucial for the result. We are honoured to see that Tormek has been a part of the process in these creative and challenging projects below!
The UK winner of the 2017 Tormek Scholarship Award is Olly Christian from Bristol. Olly is a fully qualified nurse and has many years experience working in the NHS, however he decided to change his career to suit his creative talent and home life. He has recently finished a 2-year course studying Furniture Making at the City of Bristol College; with his second-year project he won the Somerset Guild of Craftsman 2017 furniture prize and is now also awarded with a new Tormek Sharpening System.Read more
We are delighted to congratulate Alexandra Michelsen who is this year’s recipient of the Tormek Scholarship Award in Sweden. She impressed the jury with her wall cabinet "Skilla", a modern piece of furniture with a retro design. The prize, a complete Tormek system including machine and accessories, is going to be very useful since Alexandra will be part of a start-up workshop this Autumn.Read more
Congratulations to Kristian Olsen Frandsen, who receives this year’s Tormek Scholarship Award with his table “FiKa”- a piece that combines traditional and contemporary craft techniques. During the last two years, Kristian has studied at Capellagården’s School of craft and design at Öland (Sweden) and he now looks forward to new challenges in his promising career.Read more
We are happy to congratulate Anton Brunberg who is the Tormek Scholar of 2015. As always, the applicants’ work was to a very high standard, but we all fell for Anton’s elegant and playful desk “City Safari”. Anton recently finished his studies at the Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design College at Capellagården in Öland, Sweden and he will now proceed with his design studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven in Holland.Read more
We congratulate Martin Bishop-Lindholm from Stockholm who is the first person to receive Tormek’s newly established scholarship award. Martin recently finished his studies in Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design at Capellagården in Sweden, where he also took his final practical exam.Read more