2022 British Glass Biennale – Press Release
BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE & INTERNATIONAL BEAD BIENNALE – ARTISTS ANNOUNCED!
British Glass Biennale
The Ruskin Mill Land Trust, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is delighted to announce the artists for the 2022 British Glass Biennale exhibition. Over two
days an expert panel of judges comprising of Michelle Bowen, Brandi P Clark, James Devereux, Michelle Keeling, Wayne Strattman and Bryony Windsor, selected the very best
of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.
One hundred and three artists were selected out of 223 applicants to present the most interesting, diverse and outstanding glass art made in the UK in the last three years. The work will form a cutting-edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent with over £17,000 worth of awards to be won. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 25 August at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge. Winners of the prizes chosen
through public votes will be announced at the closing ceremony on 1 October.
Work by established artists and emerging new talent will be on display, including 18 students. The selected artists have been brave and innovative, using a wide range of styles
and techniques both traditional and experimental.
International Bead Biennale
The Ruskin Mill Land Trust is also delighted to announce the artists selected for the inaugural International Bead Biennale. This year the Jury comprised of Barbara Beadman,
Vic Bamforth and Pauline Holt.
Opening Times and Venue
The exhibitions are open Tuesday to Saturday from 26 August to 1 October at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge; the heart of the historic glass industry in the UK. The awards
ceremony marks the start of the International Festival of Glass, a four-day event celebrating the drama and excitement of glass.
They also join organisations and artists around the world in celebrating the UN International Year of Glass 2022.
Invited Artists: Matt Durran, James Devereux, Michelle Keeling
The Awards on offer are:
The British Glass Biennale Award – Best in Show
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London: Glass Sellers Awards and Glass Sellers Student Awards
Glass Arts Society – International Artists Award
The People’s Prize – sponsored by Warm Glass
The Young Collector’s Award – sponsored by the Glass Sellers
Uniting the Planet – themed prize sponsored by the Glass Society
Best Newcomer’s Award – sponsored by the Glass Society
The Guild of Glass Engravers Award
Invited Artists: Vic Bamforth, Daisuke Takeuchi, Sakiyo Takeuchi
The Awards on offer are:
International Bead Biennale Best in Show
International Bead Biennale Runner Up
Awards sponsored by Barbara Beadman
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL THE SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
International Festival of Glass
Ruskin Mill Land Trust
Ruskin Mill Trust
Arts Council England
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
Glass Arts Society (GAS)
The Guild of Glass Engravers
Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)