I have now read the letter six times! I can't believe that the scholarship group awarded me a bursary of $200, that has never happened before. I applied to attend http://www.judyweeden.com/ 's summer workshop in July and then rode over there to meet her. She accepted my application and I paid the deposit to hold my space in her course. Judy suggested that I apply for a bursary to help with the costs of attendance and so I did. A long letter later and a month of waiting added up to me not hoping for a reply from the North-West Ceramics Foundation when today it arrived.
I will put the letter on my studio wall right now and send Judy a cheque for the amount of the bursary tomorrow! The course is $600 and I am able to camp out on her property and ride over so the ferry isn't too expensive (cars are ~$70, bikes are $11) I might have to come back for the Sidney Market on the Thursday evening and the Duncan Farmer's Market on the 2 Saturdays but a workshop with her will be such an opportunity to mature my work. I can't wait. Now to find the other $300 that I need for tuition and a bit of money for food....I want to start packing up the camp stove and sleeping bag right now, but it's only April!