Anne-Marie Howat, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Textiles course at AUB has been awarded the Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence in Embroidery and Textile design 2018 by the Embroiderers’ Guild.
Following an interview at the Society of Designer Craftsmen in London, Anne-Marie was announced the joint winner of the prestigious national teaching award for the Textiles discipline.
The Beryl Dean Award recognises teachers who demonstrate effective and ongoing teaching success and a talent that provides the next generation with an outstanding practitioner. It seeks to reward someone who generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience.
Anne-Marie explained:”The panel were impressed by the rapidly developed and successful textiles degree course here at AUB. The judging panel commented on how I have worked with my students to present live commission works and utilised my commercial design knowledge, background and contacts to provide excellent professional guidance.
“They appreciated how I balance academic rigour, professional development and teaching, creating a happy environment for my students to learn in. They also commented upon the successful career destinations within embroidery, design and the broader textile industry that my students go on to work in.
“I’m so pleased to have won this award.”
Anne-Marie was told: “The prize represents proof of how your peers appreciate the importance of the work that you do.”
The award was presented to Anne-Marie at the London College of Fashion on Friday 25th May, where she presented her work and that of her students.