The 2020 Amanda Moriarty Prize

The 2020 Amanda Moriarty Prize is Launched.
see application form below.

In 2017 Amanda Moriarty, a long serving Board member and Honorary Treasurer of CGS passed away, In memory of her enthusiasm and encouragement of glass making we offer an annual prize to help a CGS member to fulfil an aspiration or add to their technical skill, something that they would find difficult without this Prize.

The renowned Glass Painter, Mark Angus is offering a CGS member the chance to be tutored and to work in his studio in Graz, Austria, during Autumn 2020. Amanda had been a student of Mark’s when he was teaching in the School of Art and Design, Bristol, - 25 years ago, just as she was beginning her own glass journey.

The format of this two week Residency/ Tutorial is;

Both of you will talk about glass painting, artists, styles, techniques, how commissions work and all those things you could imagine. Mark will also give demos on building up painting techniques, and he would set some "projects".

(and also into the evenings if you want to stay on alone, as well as the middle weekend when Mark is not there) you will work on your own painting.

Mark encourages; spontaneous painting, with lots of ideas, changes to new pieces, and developing your skills.

During these two weeks Mark, drops his own work and becomes a teacher, but will also work alongside you. From previous residencies Mark knows this works well and student make massive steps forward with their work

The residency will take place in late September or October, 2020.

You have free use of kilns and materials.

Travel & accommodation is not included but there are cheap air b&b’s nearby.

CGS would offer £300 towards travel & accommodation.


We are looking for a serious student, who wants to develop ideas & skills in a career of glass painting. They must have some previous experience of Glass Painting.

Notice & Applications will go out in December 2019.
Deadline for applications 28th February 2020.
Selection by 30th March 2020
Winner notified by 5th April 2020
Residency late September/ October 2020.