Scottish Glass Society Awards 2024

The SGS Travel Award of £300 assists students or recent graduates who have been working less than 10 years in glass, who wish to travel to pursue their studies in glass art.  We have changed the criteria a little so that its more relevant to SGS members.

The Hamilton Taylor Award of £250 offers funding to artists who wish to attend a UK master class or other short glass course in pursuit of their studies in glass art.

Applicants do not need to be a current member of the Scottish Glass Society but must become one if your application is successful. You can join here. (Please fill out the yellow form on the right hand side of the screen).

There is no set application form; the application should include a 500 word statement (max) about your project, up to 4 images of recent work (jpegs) and a current C.V.

For the SGS Travel Award please include the following information:

– What work is proposed

– Where you would like to go

– How will it benefit your artistic career?

– An idea of the costs

– Have you approached other sources of funding?

For the Hamilton Taylor Award please include the following information in your statement:

– Which mater class or short course do you want to attend?

– When and where?

– How will this benefit your artistic career?

– An idea of costs

– Have you approached other sources of funding?

The awards are given on the following conditions:

  1. The successful applicant will write a report or article on the travel/course, for publication on the SGS website and/or the Journal.
  2. The award holder is to indicate the support of the SGS and Hamilton Taylor Studio in all reports, talks and correspondence covering the work for which the award was gained

Applications should be submitted by email to .

As always SGS are very grateful to the Hamilton Taylor Studio for their sponsorship

Deadline for applications 5pm, Friday 31st May 2024

Proposals will be assessed by the SGS Board. The applicant may be asked for further clarification/documentation. Please note that the award is not given to projects that have already commenced by the application date and the Society is not committed to give the Hamilton Taylor Award or SGS Travel Award every year.

Hamilton Taylor Studio glass studio is based in the Southside of Glasgow and run by Gillian Hamilton and Sean Taylor. They work mainly to commission using kilnforming & flameworking techniques to create their range of decorative and functional glassware. The studio runs beginners classes in kilnforming, beadmaking and flameworking and has an online shop supplying flameworking glass & tools.

Photo Credit: Carr, C, Shetland Lace