CGS - Amanda Moriarty Memorial Prize 2024

Deadline: 15/04/2024

City: Bovey Tracey  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)

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For our 2024 Amanda Moriarty Memorial Prize, we are very fortunate to be working with Teign Valley Glass located in Bovey Tracey, Devon who have offered one of our members a fantastic opportunity of a five day residency in its studio

In 2017, Amanda Moriarty, a long serving Board member and Honorary Treasurer of the Contemporary Glass Society, passed away. To celebrate her enthusiasm and encouragment of glassmaking, CGS offer an annual prize in her memory.

Teign Valley Glass has generously donated a five day residency in its studio. This will enble the winner to extend their practice with the assistance of Richard Glass and his team.  The 5 day period will be available between August and October, 2024.  It is anticipated that the winner will use the facilities over a number of weeks rather than in one block of time in order to develop their practice.  For those who require it, Richard Glass is willing to include mentoring on business set up and practice as part of the residency.

There will be a welcome day induction which is additional to the residency to enable the winner to meet the team, see the studio, discuss their ideas and carry out advanced planning of what they want to achieve based on knowledge of the studio set up.

The aim is to develop original ideas with the potential to produce a new piece of work or project through to a finished piece.  This can be in hot glass, lampworking, cold shop or sandblasting techniques, or a combination of all.  Teign Valley Glass would like to retain a test piece from the residency for inclusion in their museum.

Teign Valley Glass is situated on the edge of Dartmoor in an old pottery.  The studio team bring together decades of experience to make beautiful works that capture the uniqueness of working with molten glass.  Today the studio has strong followings in the UK  and USA and continue to exhibit at international trade shows.  The studio's decorative glassware is in some of the best galleries, stores and private colections across the world. (

Teign Valley provides extensive glass working facilities within its hot shop and cold working shop alongside the support of a dedicated team to foster individual creative growth and expertise.

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

This is a fantastic opportunity for practising glass artists at all levels and at all stages of their career to step back, take time and explore their potential in a well equipped studio alongside established makers.

All CGS members can apply for this prize.  We know that there will be a great deal of interest in this prize so please ensure that you tell us all about yoursef and what you hope to achieve in your application.


The Selection:

Selection will be made from your ideas and images, so please ensure your images are good quality & high resolution (300dpi) and represent your work accurately.

Maximum three images. Please give photo credit on each image.

A panel including Richard Glass of Teign Valley Glass and CGS Board Members  will select work in late April, 2024.

Applications will be short listed to four.  Shortlisted artists will be interviewed by Zoom. 

The 3 unsuccessful shortlisted applicants will be offered the opportunity of spending a day making their work ta Teign Valley Glass.

We will contact successful applicants by early May, 2024

If you have not heard by 17th May 2024, please assume you have not been successful. 

We will attempt to inform all applicants of the outcome, but this may not be possible if the volume of applications is high.

Important dates:

Applications close: 5pm on Monday, 15th April, 2024

You will be advised if you have been successful: early May, 2024

Residency is to take place during August to October, 2024.  Dates to be agreed with Teign Valley Glass.


Teign Valley Glass,

Pottery Road,

Bovey Tracey,

Devon TQ13 9DS

Tel: 01626 835358


It is a condition of the residency that the winner has Public Liability Insurance.  A copy of this will be required before the residency commences.

Winner's Responsibility

The winner of the prize will be expected to complete the proposed work, to photograph the completed work and to write a report on their residency.  The winner will give CGS and Teign Valley Glass access and permission to use images and information on the residency for marketing and publicity for both organisations.


If selected, please ensure that all images you send are available for us to use for publicity and that you have copyright. Maker sure your name and title of work is in the file name of the image, plus any photo credit.

In any case please provide the name of the photographer, who will be credited accordingly.  This is important so that we can use your images to promote the residency.

Publicity images should be a minimum of 300dpi.

For further information contact:

Pam Reekie,
Membership and Fundraising Administrator
Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)
Tel + 44 (0)1379741120 

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting, supporting and encouraging cutting edge contemporary glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. 


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any CGS member at any stage of their career. Members can be full or part-time glass artists or hobbyists but this oportunity is not available for students.
When is the deadline?
5pm Monday 15th April, 2024
How many examples of work can I submit?
Up to three pieces of work
How much does it cost?
Free to enter
Are there payments to artists?
Yes - CGS will pay £300 towards accomodation/ travel expenses
What are the selection criteria?
Selection will be made by members of the CGS Board and Teign Valley Glass from information and images submitted. It is therefore important that you have good images showing the full work plus any details that you think will help in the decision making.
Examples of work included must consist of at least 50% glass.
A shortlist of 4 applicants will be interviewed via Zoom
Selection will be based upon the quality of the proposal presented and which applicant will benefit most from the facilities available at Teign Valley Glass
What happens if my work is chosen?
You will be contacted early May, 2024
What is I am shortlisted but am not the winner?
The 3 unsuccessful shortlisted applicants will all be offered the opportunity of spending a day making their work at Teign Valley Glass.
When will the residency take place?
Between August and October, 2024
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
CGS and Teign Valley Glass will produce and distribute press releases to various sources and via social media promoting the prize and the winner

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