Hope alumni join Turner prize-winning project teamThursday 8 December 2016
A year after Liverpool’s Granby Four Streets project won the Turner Prize, two Hope alumni are helping to keep the scheme’s regeneration theme alive.
Fine Art graduate Sumuyya Khader and Design graduate Jade Crompton joined the Granby Workshop, which is housed in one of the empty terraced houses, in 2015.
The workshop produces bespoke bathroom tiles, ceramic handles and terracotta lampshades, which were originally designed for the houses, and sells them to buyers across the globe.
Sumuyya, Operations Manager for Granby Workshop, told the BBC: "With living down the road when I was a kid, it was something I was interested in straight away. I wanted to be involved in something creative and giving back to this area."
The Granby Four Streets project was launched to regenerate four run-down streets in Liverpool, and was a collaboration between design collective Assemble and a group of residents keen to improve the derelict appearance of the neighbourhood.
While studying at Hope, Sumuyya won the METAL Residency Prize, winning a year of studio space based at the arts organisation METAL.
Jade completed her MA by Creative Practice, investigating the application of digital technologies to contemporary slip cast ceramic domestic tableware.
She became a QEST Rumi Foundation Scholar having won a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to the value of £2,000.