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Showcase of talent at Dorset County Show
THREE TALENTED young adults have been given the chance to showcase their skills at the Dorset County Show.
A potter, a landscaper and an artist will have their own trade stands after winning the Young Dorset’s Got Talent competition.
The initiative was set up to help young business entrepreneurs in the county progress their careers.
Potter Laurance Eastwood, 18, is among the winners with a display at the show on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8.
The protégé of Upwey Potters was nominated by his mentor Sheena Mayo, who said: “Laurence is a very talented, and committed potter.
“Pottery is his life – sometimes he literally spends 24 hours a day alongside the kiln when it is firing.”
The other winners were artist Kirstie Parker, 21, from Blandford Forum and 21-year-old Matthew Stones, from Netherbury, who has a landscape and design business.
Kirstie developed her style while caring for her mother and transforms pictures of animals and people into a form of pop art.
“A stand will help me launch myself as a professional artist.”
Matthew, who has a background in the agricultural industry, plans to install a show garden at the event.
Show secretary Sam Mackenzie-Green, part of the judging panel for the competition, said: “We were thrilled with the standard of entries for Young Dorset’s Got Talent.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Dorset Echo for a special eight-page special on the Dorset County Show.
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