5th July 2002




Identical twins from the Lincoln School of Art and Design are preparing to graduate from Lincoln Cathedral next Tuesday (9th July).


Katie and Cheryl Hayes (24) of Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, have spent the last three years studying for their BA (Hons) in Contemporary Decorative Crafts at the school’s Christ’s Hospital Terrace building near the cathedral. 


The course produces contemporary crafts makers and designers who work with various materials such as glass, stone, paper, wood, metal and ceramics.


Although studying for the same qualification, the twins have chosen very different specialisms.


Katie has focussed her attention on stone-carving, creating organic pieces which relate to nature and its protection. 


Cheryl, on the other hand, has chosen the slightly more obscure area of metal-formed automata which involves creating animated pieces using various metals. 


“My latest creation is called Emperor Copper Hopper,” said Cheryl. “As the name suggests he is a giant copper grasshopper about 50cm long.


“The course has been really interesting and a great experience.  We have learned to be self-motivated, thinking and working on our own initiative.


“I would like to work in animation and I have applied to Disney but I will have to wait and see.”


The graduation ceremony will commence at the cathedral at 11.30am on Tuesday and will be followed, at approximately 1.00pm, by a champagne and strawberry reception in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.




To arrange a photograph on the day, or for more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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