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Susan Perkuhn Textile & Design Award

Susan Perkuhn Textile and Design Award

This award was established to commemorate sister, friend and talented artisan, Susan Perkuhn, who passed away in 2020. Susan was born and raised in Pickering, Ontario and graduated from Carleton University.

She pursued her first career working in technology in Ottawa and Toronto, eventually moving to Vancouver where she founded and passionately nurtured “ratatouille designs”, the textile company she operated from her North Vancouver studio for 10 years.

This award recognizes a fashion arts student who shares Susan’s passion for fine textiles and design. The recipient possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and finds joy in crafting wearable pieces made with quality fabrics and loving care. Financial need can also be a consideration.

Susan’s award has been funded for the first five years. Your gift today will help us recognize additional students!

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