News release: Talented Linda shapes a great future for herself

Media and Promotion Office (2001) News release: Talented Linda shapes a great future for herself. Other. University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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Local sculptor Linda Erliz has won a prestigious award for her work within the local East
Lancashire Community.
Linda, 35, from Coh1e has been awarded the Tom Buckroyd Prize by the University of
Central Lancashire, where she is studying for a degree in Sculpture. The prize, worth
£500, is named in memory of another former art student at the University, who died
tragically in 1997.
Linda has taken her work to local schools, including her old school Trawden Primary,
where she has held a workshop, and Addingham Middle School in Yorkshire, where her
sculptures are on display.
Before becoming a student, she worked with a different kind of clay, as a self-employed
gardener. Personal circumstances, and the desire to fulfil a life-long dream, led her to
enrol as a student at the University in Preston.
"I have always wanted to train as a sculptor", said Linda. "When I have finished the
course I may decide to take a further degree or start teacher training. I would also like to
exhibit my own work."
21 November 2001
Please note: Photos of Linda Erliz and her sculptures are available from Pam Culley,
Media and Promotion Office on tel: 01772 892486 (digital images only)

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