The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

Contemporary Glass Society – Glass Prize and Graduate Review 2017

The Contemporary Glass Society has announced the winners of the CGS 2017 Glass Prize and the Graduates to be included in the GRADUATE REVIEW 2017.

Wunderkammer – Phöebe Tan


Winner – Phöebe Tan, University College Falmouth
Second – Ian Palfrey, Plymouth College of Art
Third – Jahday Ford, Manchester School of Art

Highly Commended:
Mim Brigham, Plymouth College of Art
Claire Crawford, University For The Creative Arts, Farnham
Neil Edwards, University of Sunderland
Angie Packer, De Montfort University

Cage Cup – Ian Palfrey


Other Graduates included in the Review are:
Katherine Austin, De Montfort University
Sorcha Deady-Alston, North Wales School of Art & Design, Glyndwr University
Hannah Gibson , University For The Creative Arts, Farnham
Anna Gray , Royal College of Art
Tony McCabe, University of Wolverhampton
Monika Müller, Royal College of Art
Marged Owain, Manchester School of Art
Anna Selway, University of Sunderland
Daniel Street, Hereford College of Arts
Martha Tanner, Sussex Coast College Hastings. University Of Brighton
Gemma Willetts, University of Wolverhampton

Breathe Vase Luster – Jahday Ford

Nearly fifty Graduates from sixteen colleges entered the CGS Glass Prize and Review 2017. The work was of very high standard and showed the breath of techniques’ and skills needed with this fascinating material.

The selection panel; Cathryn Shilling, Glass Artist & Curator, Alan J. Poole, Glass Collector & Promoter, Michael Barnes, Glass Collector & Sarah Brown Glass Artist, had a hard task selecting the Winners; Highly Commended, plus another eleven graduates to be included in the Review.

The Trustees of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity were delighted to support the CGS Graduate Review again this year. The Graduate Review is a 16-page publication, which will be circulated to all CGS Members and Associates, plus through ‘Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture.’ magazines and promoted by craft & design and ‘CRAFTS’ social media.  Download the Graduate Review 2017

This publication gives the CGS an opportunity to showcase work from the talented Prize Winners plus work from several more emerging British graduates. It is vital to promote all glass education courses as more and more creative courses are threatened with closure.

The CGS says: “We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors who provided financial support and Prizes for the Glass Prize and Graduate Review, without whom this would not have been possible; Prof Michael P Barnes MD FRCP, The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund, Warm Glass, Creative Glass UK, Craft & Design, Alan J. Poole, & CRAFTS”.

All British and Irish students graduating from an accredited course in 2017 were eligible to enter.
The first prize includes:
£250.00 in cash,
£250.00 Warm Glass Vouchers,
Cover of the Graduate Review & two feature pages inside.
Two years’ CGS Membership.
crafts&design will award the winner a Premier page in Selected, craft&design’s online gallery of professional designer makers.