Our history dates back to 1328 and our Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, our members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause. We offer both individual and corporate membership packages with great benefits including opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events.

The Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLAZIERS & PAINTERS OF GLASS

THE ARTHUR AND HELEN DAVIS TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

INTRODUCTION

This Scholarship, established by a legacy from the estate of the late Arthur and Helen Davis, is awarded alternate years by the Company to a student of or an artist in Stained Glass. It is being offered in 2018. 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.

OBJECT

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must be resident in the United Kingdom. They must submit:

a. The Entry Form attached to these conditions, setting out their qualifications and experience.
b. A Portfolio which must contain examples of their recent drawings, studies and designs. It must also include an example (not exceeding 0.75m in any dimension) of their original work in glass. [The candidate is responsible for insuring the portfolio submitted]
c. A statement of where the candidate wishes to travel, why and what benefits he/she expects to derive from the itinerary proposed.

CONDITIONS

The winning applicant must:

a. Submit a detailed Itinerary. The Company’s Awards Coordinator and a Fellow of the BSMGP will offer advice on the preparation of the Itinerary. The award will only be paid when the Itinerary has been approved by the Company.
b. Submit an illustrated written report within six months of completing his/her travel or sooner if the Awards Coordinator stipulates. This report will be lodged in the Library of the Company.
c. Give a short illustrated talk at the Company’s Annual Prize-Giving ceremony next following the completion of his/her travel. This talk must cover where, why, how he/she travelled and an assessment of the benefits derived.

HOW TO ENTER

The completed Entry Form, Portfolio and proposed Itinerary must be sent to: The Clerk, Glaziers Company, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, LONDON, SE1 9DD.
To arrive in April 2018. Emailed items are preferable but posted sticks or posted CDs or posted hard copies will be accepted if emailing is not possible. Please contain images within a document rather than emailing individual images, although individual images will be accepted if containing them within a document is not possible. Please send no more than ten images.

Posted hard copies/sticks/CDs containing applications must be clearly marked “TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP ” and must not be tucked into Stephens Competition application items.

 

ADJUDICATION

A shortlist will be drawn up and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview at Glaziers Hall during April 2018. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. The winner will be invited to the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony in May 2018 to receive his/her award.

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 training 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. The decisions of the interviewing panels are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLAZIERS & PAINTERS OF GLASS

ARTHUR AND HELEN DAVIS TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 2018
ENTRY FORM

NAME: ……………………………………………………………….
(please use block letters, give all your first names and then your surname underlined)

ADDRESS:

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POST CODE: ………… TEL NO: ………………… EMAIL: ……………………………

DATE OF BIRTH: ………………..

PARTICULARS OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (eg schools, colleges, qualifications, relevant work experience)

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Places where examples of your work can be seen (if applicable):

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Present Occupation/Employment: ……………………………………………………

Where do you propose to travel? ……………………………………………………

Signed:
Date

THIS FORM MUST BE SENT TO: Emma Blount, Awards Coordinator, at emmablount@yahoo.co.uk together with your Portfolio and proposed Itinerary.

Recent winners have visited the USA, France, the Czech Republic, Iceland and Germany.

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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)

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.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.

A List of Past Winners can be found here.

Past Winners of the Travelling Scholarship