To further the art of the paperweight, the Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas, Inc. offers scholarships to glass artists wishing to advance their paperweight making skills. If you are a paperweight artist who has identified a class that you want to enroll in, fill out the attached form and send it to our PCA-TX Scholarship Committee for review. Since 2001 over $26,000 has been given to deserving students and organizations.
We invite you to apply.
Current Scholarship Recipients
2019 – We are pleased to announce that glass artist Alison Ruzsa http://www.alisonruzsa.com/ has been awarded a 2019 Sunny Lu Peer Memorial Scholarship. This grant will partially fund a course of one or two week private instruction sometime between June 20 and September 1, 2019. She will be taught by Miriam Di Fiore at the Miriam Di Fiore Glass Studio, Via Partigiani 27040, Mornica Losana PV Italia http://www.Miriamdifiore.com/. The instruction will include lamp working individual elements which will later be included in small cast glass works. The end result will be paperweights made in this unique technique. As you will see when you visit the website, Miriam does some very interesting and beautiful work.
We will look forward to seeing what Alison does as the result of the class.
Funding scholarships for talented glass artists is a vital part of PCA TX’s mission to promote the art of the paperweight. We look forward to hearing from other glass artists who want to apply for future grants
Past Scholarship Recipients 2001-2017
2018 – Clinton Smith – to study glass engraving at the Corning Museum of Glass, New York with glass Engraver Maestro Matteo Seguso
2017 – Cathy Richardson – to study glass engraving at the International Summer School at Bild-Werk Frauenau located in the Bavarian-Czech borderlands of Germany
2016 – Chris Sherwin – to study at The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, New York
2015 – David Graeber – to study at The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass with William Gudenrath – “An In-Depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques”
2014 – Sasha Tepper-Stewart – to study at the Pilchuck Glass School “Out of the Flame; Into the Fire”
2013 – Damon MacNaught – to study lampwork encasement with Debbie Tarsitano.
2012 – Alison Ruzia – CERF after Hurricane
2011 – Damon MacNaught – to study with Victor Trabucco at The Studio at the Corning Museum of glass.
2010 – Raza Ulabdin Shah – Student at University of Texas – Arlington
2009 – Vanessa Montano – Student at University of Texas – Arlington studied at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass with Loren Stump
2009 – International Paperweight Society (IPS) Buzzini Fund
2007 – Forsyth Gallery of TAMU PCA TX show
2007 – Wheaton Villages, Inc. Paperweight Fest
2007 – Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass Arts
2005 – International Paperweight Society (IPS) Lundberg Memorial
2004 – Paul Jokelson Paperweight Scholarship thru IPS
2003 – Paul Jokelson Paperweight Scholarship thru IPS
2003 – Forsyth Gallery of TAMU Press “Stars of Texas”
2002 – Forsyth Gallery of TAMU Press “Stars of Texas”
2001 – Wheaton Village, Inc. Paperweight Fest