Award for Excellence and Ashton Hill Awards


We are pleased to announce that once again we will offer an Award for Excellence and an Ashton Hill Award for the year 2020-21. These are work placement awards and offer the opportunity to develop skills alongside world-renowned experts in the field. The deadline for entry is 27 March 2020, and if you are selected for an interview, this will take place in London on 6 May 2020. Application details for the Ashton Hill Awards (ten-weeks) are here. Details of the Award for Excellence (forty-weeks) are here.

The aim of all the Glaziers’ Company’s awards is to raise standards of work within the craft. Applications for the Award for Excellence 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 10 week Ashton Hill Awards are offered to those wishing to develop their skills in conservation and/or glass painting. The 40 weeks Award for Excellence 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.

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 £250 per week is provided to assist with subsistence, rent and travel costs for the duration of the award. For further details contact the awards co-ordinator