Awards and bursaries

Cockpit Glass Sellers’ Bursary

Open for applications

Applications close: 11th April 2023

Current awardee: Lulu Harrison



A bursary for a craftsperson working in warm or cold glass. The Cockpit Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Bursary offers one year of business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit. 


  • Studio space for one year within the creative community at Cockpit
  • Business support services including one-to-one coaching and business development workshops
  • Selling and promotional opportunities, including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events


This is a subsidised space in shared studio for one year worth up to £3,000. The successful applicant will supplement this award in first year by paying £2,000 over 12 months. The total sum is linked to the cost of the space and support services. Electricity costs, insurance and office service charges are payable in addition and cannot be paid from the Bursary. The studio space allocated is at Cockpit’s discretion. Please note that most studios are shared, and sizes vary.

Eligibility criteria for the Cockpit Glass Sellers' Bursary

Applicants must:

  • Have warm or cold glass as a major constituent of their work. (If you have questions about the suitability of your practice for our studios, please contact
  • Fully research and address the health and safety requirements of their practice and be prepared to invest as required to keep the shared studio space a safe environment for yourself and other occupants. This could include adding ventilation equipment and flooring. 
  • Commit to taking up the Award and developing their practice for the full duration of the Award
  • Commit to attending our Induction Day and full set of Make It Count business training workshops
  • Arrange and pay for their own public liability insurance [minimum £5m] and contents insurance prior to the start date
  • Be currently living in the UK and entitled to remain in the UK for the period of the Award. (Cockpit is unable to sponsor or support visa applications.)

How to apply for the Cockpit Glass Sellers' Bursary

We particularly encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in craft including non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, and people from Black, Asian and Global Majority backgrounds. We welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and there is no minimum formal qualification for this Award. 

To apply, please complete the application form.

Awards and bursaries at Cockpit

All  awards and bursaries at Cockpit include studio space, business support and membership of a vibrant craft community, giving successful makers the space and time to develop their profile, grow their business or practice, and increase profitability. We look for applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, creative excellence and highly developed craft skills.

About the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

Today, long-established Livery Companies such as the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers exist in very different circumstances from those when they were formed. However, although their work has changed, they still assist in the promotion of glass as a material and are proud of our continuing contacts with the glass industry. The Company promotes knowledge of the properties of glass in schools and helps with education projects in the City of London and around the country. They also support smaller businesses and artists working in glass through exhibitions, competitions and prizes.