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

Press Release April 2022

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted this year that the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund have helped fund the Prize and Review together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP

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 stimulate interest in glass in all its aspects and carry out charitable works, with special emphasis on education

This Prize is part of CGS’s 25th anniversary celebrations and also takes place during the International Year of Glass. As we emerge from exceedingly difficult years – especially for education – CGS’s ambition is to support graduates at the beginning of what we hope will be a long career in glass making.

All students graduating from a British and Irish accredited course both in 2022 will be eligible to enter. The application form is available at www.cgs.org.uk

There will be a Winner and Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes and several Commendations. All will appear in CGS’s New Graduate Review 2022.

The deadline is 5pm on Monday, 11th July, 2022

PRIZES;

The first prize includes:

£500 cash
£200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
A promotional package, including cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
Two years’ C.G.S. Membership.
A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine
A selection of glass related books provided by Alan J Poole

Second Prize

£150 cash
£100 voucher from Warm Glass
One year’s membership of CGS
A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine

2 x Runners Up

£50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass,
One year’s membership of CGS
A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine.

CGS New Graduate Review,

a 16 page publication
It will be circulated extensively to all Colleges, Museums and CGS members
It will appear in NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture which has a worldwide circulation.

An Online Exhibition on CGS website www.cgs.org.uk

This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates to have their work seen across the world and to promote the future of British contemporary glass art.

A panel of experts will select the winner and the decision will be announced on 8th August, 2022. We are grateful to all the sponsors, without whom these wonderful opportunities for Graduates would not be possible.

Download Application – Contemporary Glass Society (cgs.org.uk)

Promoted by: the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS). Website: www.cgs.org.uk

Sponsored By:

Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP,

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund,
Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Warm Glass, NEUES GLASS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture
and Alan J. Poole