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Metal worker Callum likes to think big

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A young metal sculptor who attended Shrewsbury College, has won an Arts Bursary worth £2,000 in a competition organised by the Shrewsbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society (SDFAS).

Callum Blees

Callum Blees, 19, from Llandrindod, Powys, won against very stiff competition in a field full of talented young Shropshire artists. Since finishing his full time course, Callum decided to stay on and continue to study a part-time welding course at Shrewsbury College, whilst he gained experience at Gofannon Forge in Rhayader, Mid-Wales, where he showed initiative and flare.

Briony Cooper, SDFAS committee member, said: “He is a young man with an astonishing talent and a great future ahead of him. He has a creative mind and thinks big. We are looking forward to hearing how he has benefited from this award.”

Callum said: “I wouldn’t have got to where I am if it wasn’t for my tutors at Shrewsbury College – they let me try out my unique ideas and helped me to think independently. I wouldn’t have won the award if it wasn’t for them.”

Callum will be taking up a place at Hertfordshire University to study Model Design (Character and Creative Effects) in 2018.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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