FOR THOSE WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF COMPLETING STAINED GLASS TRAINING
The aim of all the Glaziers’ Company’s awards is to raise standards of work within the craft. Applications for the Lever Award and the Ashton Hill Awards are invited from individuals within the first five years of completing their training who are intending to undertake a career in stained glass.
These awards offer valuable opportunities for those wishing to develop their skills towards a practical career in stained glass. Recipients will be placed in leading studios where they will undertake mentored work experience with supervision, guidance, and tuition from experienced professionals. The 15 week Ashton Hill Awards are offered to those wishing to develop their skills in conservation and/or glass painting. The 30 week Lever Award is an enhanced work experience program which provides individual tuition tailored to the needs and interests of the award winner. It is suitable for those with an interest in contemporary and traditional architectural glass techniques and in conservation.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications may be considered from exceptional conservators and painters in other media without prior glass experience who wish to expand their practice to include glass working. For both awards up to £385 per week is provided to assist with subsistence, rent and travel costs for the duration of the award. Entry details for the 2023-24 Ashton Hill Awards are here and for the Lever Award here. For further details contact the awards co-ordinator