Current and Past Grant Recipients

The PCA has a vision and a mission to educate members and the public about glass paperweights. One mechanism for doing this is to sponsor grants in various areas such as scholarship grants to Registered PCA Artists so they can advance their skills and experiment with new techniques. Another is to encourage museums and other groups and individuals to take on projects that create new research and information, create exhibits, and digitize previous and new information to make it more widely available across the world.

These are the artists and projects sponsored with the generous gifts from donors. If you are interested in donating to the Grants Program please click here

If you have an idea or a project that advances the PCA's mission please submit an application here.

 2022 Grant to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

In April 2022 the PCA granted Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass funds to buy glass blowing tools to use with their Glass Studio’s new portable mini-dragon glass furnace. The tools include blow pipes, punties, jacks, shears, molds, and paddles. The first public use of the new tools was in May 2022, during the PCA’s convention.

The new tools allow the Glass Studio to engage the community through public glass blowing demonstrations, teach classes on glass blowing and paperweight making, and promote the magic of making art with glass blowing and sculpting techniques. These purchases and their use fulfill the PCA’s goals to further advance knowledge and appreciation of paperweights and advance educational opportunities.

Pictured here is Studio Manager Taylor Moeller-Roy and Kourtney Kositzke, Education and Community Program Manager, using some of the tools.