Wood Student Wins $15,000 Windgate Fellowship

Colin Pezzano '14 (Craft & Material Studies) receives prestigious award from Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

May 5, 2014

Colin Pezzano '14 (Craft & Material Studies) has been named a 2014 Windgate Fellow by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Awarded to 10 graduating college seniors from across the country with exemplary skill in craft, each Windgate Fellowship winner receives $15,000, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

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Four judges reviewed a national pool of 112 applicants submitted from 67 universities on the basis of artistic merit and the potential of each applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft.

"I would travel to Amsterdam to visit museums whose collections will further my understanding of human anatomy and how it elicits emotion. Upon my return, I would build a studio, allowing me to create a new body of work in response," said Pezzano in his award proposal.

Since 2006, the Center or Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) has awarded the Windgate Fellowship to 90 graduating seniors working in craft representing more than 100 colleges and universities. CCCD's mission is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue and professional development.

Above: "Backyard Wrestling."

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