GS Glass Artists Series 4 – Calum Dawes wins the 2021 Amanda Moriarty Prize
When the judging panel selected Calum as the Arts and Crafts, Student Prize Winner in 2019 at the UK Biennale it was recognising a quiet reserved Glass Artist who continues to work and studiously expands on his Craft and expertise. This latest award again recognises the Craft and talent of this rising star.
This year’s winner of the CGS Amanda Moriarty Prize, Calum Dawes, says the award will enable him to extend the work he has been developing on his own during lockdown, as he has found it challenging to fit his three-stage process around busy workshop schedules.
A delighted Calum explained, “I’m really grateful for this opportunity … Hopefully, I can produce something really exciting with the support of CGS and Devereux & Huskie. Can’t think of a better way to start 2021!”
He intends to submit the resulting new glass artwork for The Cheongju International Craft Biennal, 2021 or, if that is not feasible because of scheduling or Covid restrictions, for the British Glass Biennale in 2022.
Calum graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2019 with a BA Glass & Ceramics. In the same year, he won the Glass Sellers Art & Craft Student Award and was placed third in the Contemporary Glass Society 2019 Glass Prize.
This year, Wiltshire-based Devereux & Huskie Glassworks is providing the prize of a four-day residency in the studio. James Devereux and Katherine Huskie, both accomplished glass artists in their own right, are experienced in facilitating the creative ideas of designers and glass makers.
Calum also won on 2019 the Calum Dawes – Bette and Michael Rogers Scholarship – click here for details