Alumni Liz Wins Big Art Prize


We’d like to offer a big congratulations to one of our UCW alumni Liz who recently won the Clifford Moss Memorial Prize! This award recognises the most important contribution to the technical element of MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking and is an incredible achievement.

Liz started at Weston College back in 2016, studying part time on an Art Diploma. From there she went on to continue her studies at UCW completing a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Professional Studies in 2022. We are proud to say that Liz achieved first-class honours on this degree! Since graduating from UCW, Liz has gone on to do an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking.

We caught up with Liz to get her thoughts on winning the prize, and how UCW prepared her for this exciting occasion.


Do you feel that your time at UCW helped to you on the path to winning this amazing prize?

“My time at UCW was an excellent grounding for my MA. It provided me with a solid understanding of technical elements in all aspects and especially in my preferred paths of ceramics and printmaking.”

“I loved my time at UCW and the support provided by tutors, technical staff and all the staff who work behind the scenes to ensure that students have a great experience. I also met many inspiring and talented students and staff during my time at UCW and many have become life-long friends”.


How did the lecturers help you while at UCW?

“The lecturers are mainly practicing artists and therefore are very familiar with the art industry and what is required to improve and refine your practice”.

“My printmaking lecturer at UCW encouraged me and gave me the confidence to apply for the MA and to continue my studies for which I am extremely grateful”.


Did the art facilities available at UCW help with your studies?

“The studios and facilities are good and managed by skilled and knowledgeable technical staff who were also willing and able to provide technical support when needed.”

“I was fortunate enough to experiment with many disciplines including life drawing, painting, photography, digital media, and sculpture which I believe all helped to improve my skills and art practice”.


What was a highlight of your time at UCW?

“The highlights were always the end of year shows where students from a range of disciplines are able to showcase their work to friends and family.”



Thank you so much to Liz for sharing her achievement, if you want to have a look at her award-winning MA work, click here.