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2022 British Glass Biennale – Press Release

2022 British Glass Biennale – Press Release

Welcome to the British Glass Biennale and the International Bead Biennale 2022
Since its inception in 2004 the International Festival of Glass has celebrated and showcased the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, historic and contemporary, local, and international.
At the heart of the Festival is the British Glass Biennale, the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by UK based artists, designers and craftspeople and British artists working abroad. The exhibition features the latest work from across the whole spectrum of glass techniques and uses an anonymous selection process, giving emerging artists an equal opportunity to be selected alongside the top names in British glass.

Glass Sellers’ CGS Glass Prize  and New Graduate Review, 2022

Glass Sellers’ CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review, 2022

The Contemporary Glass Society is the leading organisation representing national and international glass artists, designers, and makers in the UK. With over 1,000 members, the Society champions the work of independent makers through a variety of initiatives including holding exhibitions at leading galleries all over the country to highlight the glory of contemporary glass.
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London received its Charter in 1664. Initially founded to regulate the Glass Selling and Pot-Making industries within the City of London, the role of the livery company today is to sstimulate interest in glass in all its aspects and carry out charitable works, with special emphasis on education

Becket Pageant for London 17th – 18th June 2022

Becket Pageant for London 17th – 18th June 2022

Inspired by the guildsmen who staged the original pageant of 1519, and Becket’s origins as the son of a City merchant, Guildhall Yard will be styled as an immersive 16th century experience with period entertainers and a vibrant Livery Crafts Fair. Visitors will be invited to imagine themselves as Tudor Londoners, learn about a pivotal period in British history, sample themed food and drink – including a specially brewed Becket Beer! – and watch skilled livery craft displays in an open air, Covid-secure environment.

COLLECT 2022

COLLECT 2022

London Glassblowing is delighted to once again be exhibiting in the online version of COLLECT 2022, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design
For the second year, this 18th edition of COLLECT will again be embracing the virtual world by displaying the exhibition online, on the Artsy platform.
COLLECT is an opportunity for artists to present their best work, making it a staple of any art enthusiast’s annual calendar. This year is no exception, with talented glass makers such as Colin Reid, Katharine Coleman MBE, Sabrina Cant, and of course, Peter Layton, producing stunning pieces for this special exhibition.
In addition to featuring some of the glass sector’s most esteemed heavyweights, the established art show will also provide a platform for rising stars to demonstrate their incredible creativity and skill. This year, we are proud to present Sila Yucel, a promising resident glass maker here at London Glassblowing, alongside Sophie Layton, who joins us for her second year at COLLECT. Both of these artists have created breathtaking work that injects fresh excitement into the exhibition.