This Scholarship is awarded every other year by the Company to a student of or an artist in Stained Glass. The Company awarded it in April 2012 so it will next be awarded in 2014.
It is aimed primarily at graduates between the ages of 22 and 30; but mature students, those who are still training and those within five years of having completed training may also apply. Its value is up to £1500. The object of the Scholarship is to give the winner the opportunity to travel to widen their experience and to develop their study and knowledge of glass.
The Worshipful Company of Glaziers established an annual scholarship to support travel in 1959 using a bequest from Sir Arthur Evans. Many notable stained glass artists have benefited from this including the late Alan Younger FMGP (cathedrals in France), Tim Lewis FMGP (1965, Chagall windows in Israel) and Jane Campbell FMGP (1984, USA). Jane is now a member of the Court of the Glaziers' Company.
In 1987 the annual travelling schlarship was replaced by a biennial one based on a bequest from Arthur and Helen Davies. Recent winners have visited the USA, France, the Czech Republic, Iceland and Germany.
Entry details for the 2012 Competition can be found here.
Ludwig Schaffrath's iconic window, St Joseph's, Aachen.
Photo courtesy of Owen Luetchford
“I have visited a staggering selection of churches, cathedrals, museums and municipal buildings where I have encountered and extensively documented hundreds of windows. I have been seeing a definite chronological pattern to the German style which itself seems to consist of a finite set of stylistic conventions and motifs.” Owen Luetchford (Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship 2008-9)
The aim of all the Glaziers’ Company’s Awards is to raise standards of work within the craft, particularly in the U.K., by offering additional learning experiences to enhance the skills of a potential worker.
Applications are invited from individuals within the first five years of their training who are intending to undertake a long term career in stained glass, preferably within the U.K.
Congratulations to Elisabeth Voss Sinnerud who has won The Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship 2010–11. Elisabeth will travel in the summer of 2010 between the second and third years of her B.A. Hons. Degree at Swansea Metropolitan University. She intends to travel to view glass in architecture primarily in Spain.