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News release Glass Focus 2021 awards shortlist announced

News release Glass Focus 2021 awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the annual Glass Focus awards has been announced. The awards, now in their eighth year, will once again celebrate the achievements of the glass industry and its supply chain.
This year we look forward to celebrating with all our winners in person at the black-tie award ceremony on 18 November at the Brooklyn Hotel in Manchester.
Commenting on behalf of the judges, Nick Kirk Technical director at British Glass said; “This year the quality and number of entries has been extraordinary and a real challenge to judge. It has been very encouraging to read and see some great examples of products, techniques, and practices from across the industry.”

Michaelmas Day at Cutlers’ Hall – Court & Livery Dinner

Michaelmas Day at Cutlers’ Hall – Court & Livery Dinner

We must however not forget the opportunities that we did have in the past near twelve months. The Masters’ Installation Ceremony at St James’ Garlickhythe in December followed by a luncheon. Our Quarter Day meeting in June at Vintners Hall, Court and Livery Dinner – Evensong at St James’s Garlickhythe in July with a Supper afterwards at Bakers Hall and then a Luncheon at Watermans’ Hall in August.
We have adapted and carried on – and so the bubbles flowed, and people chatted and giggled as friendships were rekindled as if the last time we met seemed like yesterday.

Luncheon at Waterman’s Hall – 26th August 2021

Luncheon at Waterman’s Hall – 26th August 2021

For our gathering we returned to the historic Waterman’s Hall where we were in September 2019 also for a Luncheon. The Hall was purpose built in 1780 though the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames were founded in 1514. The 18th Century Hall sited in St Mary at Hill a stone’s throw from the Tower of London nestles quietly and elegantly and suits well for medium sized gatherings.

The Glass Sellers & Contemporary Glass Society GLASS PRIZE

The Glass Sellers & Contemporary Glass Society GLASS PRIZE

Part of her winning application for the prize was Erica’s passionate explanation of her work which struck a chord with the Judges;
“The process of glass blowing and its endless creative capabilities are an addiction to anyone who is lucky enough to have a go. I found my passion for glassblowing through my Design Crafts degree, and I am working hard to learn as much as I can about the art. I want to pursue a career in glass making and keep expanding my knowledge of the material.