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Winners revealed for Annual Glass Focus awards

November 23, 2021

British Glass CEO Dave Dalton said:
“It’s no secret that our industry has faced, and is still going through, some difficult times over the last year which makes it all the more special to be able to welcome everybody back to the Glass Focus Awards to celebrate what we have all achieved together in person.
“We have seen some truly remarkable entries this year, from the incredible innovations that allow our industry to continually evolve and the sustainable actions that drive us forward to our goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions, to the beautiful designs that adorn our buildings and bottles, the unrivalled talent of our workforce and everything in between.
“It’s been a pleasure to welcome everybody back to the awards; we are all extremely proud of the achievements of our industry over the last year and we look forward to building on these in the coming year and beyond.”

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Welcome to the British Glass Biennale and the International Bead Biennale 2022

November 15, 2021

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.

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Members in the News – Major Brett Mackay Cloutman – April 1887 – August 1971

November 11, 2021

This was the last act to be awarded a VC in the First World War. After the war Cloutman became a lawyer and was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1926. In World War II he served again in the Royal Engineers and received a mention in despatches. He became a King’s Counsel in 1946 and in 1947 he was appointed Senior Chairman of the War Pensions Tribunal. He was Senior Official Referee of the Supreme Court of Judicature (now the Senior Courts of England and Wales) 1954-63. He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1957. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers 1939–40 and 1965–66.

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