Awards and bursaries

Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award


The S.H.A Charitable Trust

About the Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit

The Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award at Cockpit is generously supported by the S.H.A Charitable Trust, in partnership with Rohde Kilns. This is a unique development opportunity for a talented ceramicist to explore new ideas and concepts, providing the time and space for a maker to develop their work and ideas, as well as support to help create a sustainable business model or further accelerate an existing one. This Award offers one year of business support, subsidised studio space at Cockpit Deptford and access to a Rohde kiln.

What's included?

  • Studio space for 1 year  at Cockpit Deptford
  • Business support including one-to-one coaching and workshops
  • Use of a sponsored Rohde kiln for the duration of the Award. Kiln specifications can be found here.
  • Selling and promotional opportunities including two annual Cockpit Open Studios events

Who can apply?

A maker working in an area of ceramics, who is committed to taking up the Award and developing their practice for the full duration.

About the S.H.A Charitable Trust

The Trust has been set up in memory of sculptor Rosalind Stracey, who felt strongly that there was a need to provide support for artists in studios, a view we share. Cockpit Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity and support of Rohde Kilns.

About Awards & 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 are looking for applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, creative excellence and highly developed craft skills.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in craft including non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ 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 programme.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for arranging and paying for your own public liability insurance (minimum £5m) and contents insurance before the start date.
  • You need to be entitled to remain in the UK for the period of the Award. Cockpit is unable to sponsor or support visa applications.
  • You must be committed to taking up the award and completing our Business Incubation programme.

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