Training | 10-03-2024

CGS members apply for Amanda Moriarty Prize 2024

Once again, Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Amanda Moriarty Prize. This will reward the winning CGS member with a five-day residency at Teign Valley Glass.

In 2017, Amanda Moriarty, a long-serving Board member and Honorary Treasurer of the CGS, passed away. To celebrate her enthusiasm and encouragement of glassmaking, CGS offers an annual prize in her memory.

For the 2024 prize, CGS is delighted to be working with Richard Glass and his team at Teign Valley Glass, who have generously donated a five-day residency in their studio. This will enable the winner to extend their practice with the assistance of this experienced team. The prize is open to all CGS members at all levels and at all stages of their careers. It presents a fantastic opportunity to step back, take time and explore your potential in a well-equipped studio, alongside established makers.

The aim will be to develop original ideas, progressing experiments through to the creation of a new piece of work or project. This can be made in hot glass, lampworking, cold shop or sand-blasting techniques, or a combination of them. Teign Valley Glass would like to retain a test piece from the residency for inclusion in their museum.

Teign Valley Glass is located in Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK, on the edge of Dartmoor, in a beautiful old pottery.  It provides extensive glass-working facilities within its hot shop and cold working shop, with the support of a dedicated team to foster individual creative growth and expertise.

As part of the prize, CGS will also pay £300 towards accommodation/travel during the residency.

Applications will be shortlisted to four. Shortlisted artists will be interviewed by Zoom by members of Teign Valley Glass and the CGS Board. The three unsuccessful shortlisted applicants will all be offered the opportunity of spending a day making their work at Teign Valley Glass.

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2024

The winner will be announced in early May 2024.

For more information and to apply, click here.

If you are not yet a member of CGS, why not join here to apply for this and future opportunities?

Read about the residency experience of the winner of the 2022 Amanda Moriarty Prize, Pratibha Mistry, here.

Image: Glassblowing at Teign Valley Glass.

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