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GS Artisans Series 2 – Calum Dawes & Emma Goring

The Glass Sellers Arts and Crafts 2019 Student Award went to Calum Dawes and Runner Up was Emma Goring – here is an update of their careers since August 2019.


Calum Dawes


Callum Dawes, Witness 1-7

Callum Dawes, Witness 1-7 – Arts & Craft Student Award Winning Piece 2019

Since the biennale and the banquet I have been continuing to work at Rothschild & Bickers in Hertford, which is the bespoke lighting company I had begun working for in September.

I have also been continuing with my own practice. Using the money, I was awarded I rented studio time in order to produce work which I showed with Vessel, a contemporary crafts gallery based in London as part of their New British Glass exhibition before Christmas.

I also produced a piece which was accepted to and exhibited as part of the Milan Vetro under 35 glass exhibition in Castello Sforzesco, Italy.

The banquet itself was a really great experience also, really positive and met some great people who I remain in contact with.

You’ll be pleased to know I’m using the first couple of days of self-isolation to set up my website details to follow :-

Runner Up

Emma Goring


Emma Goring, 'Divisions and Growth'

Emma Goring, ‘Divisions and Growth’ Arts & Crafts Student Award 2019 – Runner Up Piece

Since the Biennale and Annual Banquet, I have undergone a massive change in my life. From October to Christmas 2019 I interned with Danish glass artists Tobias Mhl and Trine Drivsholm at their studio in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Whilst there my job roles included assisting in the hot shop to make new artworks; helping with bench blows, punties, colour, doors etc. Cleaning and readying the studio and equipment as well as coldworking and packing works for shipment.

Ebeltoft has an amazing glass community and it was a pleasure to be included in. All the glass artists were incredibly friendly and welcoming, answering all my questions and allowing me to visit their studios.

The prize money awarded for the Student Runner up Prize at the Biennale allowed me to go to Denmark for the internship which in turn lead to my current job.

From my internship I was recommended for my current job as a studio assistant working for Nanna Backhaus Brown and Andrew Brown in Hundested Denmark.

Backhaus Brown is a production studio, making glassware, lampshades and unique pieces. My role here includes to assist in the hot shop, clean and maintain the studio and coldworking. The work is incredibly fast paced, but I’ve learnt so much in my short time here!

I’m in another beautiful Danish town by the sea (I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be right now) and really excited for what the future holds.