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CGS Glass Prize and ‘New Graduate Review’ 2019

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) have announced the winners of their 2019 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2019.

First Prize – Katie Spiers, Dublin

Katie Spiers, The Fading Call of the Curlew

Second Prize – Bethan Yates, Swansea

Bethan Yates,, ‘Under the Microscope, photo credit Colin Telford

Third Prize – Calum Dawes, Sunderland

Calum Dawes, Pull 2019

Highly Commended

Catherine Evans, Leicester.
Ji Huang, London
Róisín Moore, Dublin
Georgina White, Leicester
Colin Wilkes, Plymouth


Gregory Alliss, Edinburgh
Naomi Bishop, Leicester
Estelle Burton, Hastings.
Yinan Chu, Edinburgh
Beth Gates, Farnham
Eilina Jones, Manchester
Lauren Puckett, Edinburgh
Laura Quinn, Plymouth.
Marta Rippetoe, Farnham
Grace Sharp, Manchester
Yuxun Ye, London.
Jinya Zhao, London

Over fifty Graduates from sixteen colleges entered the. Glass Prize & ‘New Graduate Review’ 2019. The work was of an exceptional standard this year and showed the breath of techniques’ and skills needed with this fascinating material, from; lampwork, casting, blowing and fusing.

“I am very honoured to have won the annual C.G.S. Glass Students Awards and to have work published in the ‘New Graduate Review. I would like to thank my teacher Caroline Madden for guiding me along the way.” said the winner Katie Spiers.

The selection panel; Bruce Marks artists, Michael Barnes glass collector/ Trustee, Sarah L. Brown glass artists/Trustee and Alan J Poole glass collector /Trustee, had a long and arduous task to select the Three Winners; Five Highly Commended, plus another twelve Commended graduates to be included in The Review.

Bruce Marks said “It was an honour to be asked to help in the decision process for the CGS prize. The standard of work submitted is heartening and bodes well for the future of UK glass.  The range of techniques and diversity of design was truly impressive and made the decision process challenging. I wish all the graduates who took part well in their future careers and look forward to seeing how their work develops.”

About the CGS New Graduate Review 2019

The CGS ‘New Graduate Review 2019 ‘ is a 16 page publication, which will be circulated to all CGS. Members & Associates, plus through ‘Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture.’ magazine and ‘CRAFTS’ social media. New Graduate Review 2019 WEB

This publication gives the CGS an opportunity to showcase work from the talented Prize Winners plus work from several more emerging British graduates. It is vital to promote all glass education courses as more and more creative courses are threatened with closure.

The publication is sponsored by The Worshipful Company Of Glass Sellers of London though our charity fund.  Other sponsors who provided financial support and Prizes for the Glass Prize and the ‘New Graduate Review’ 2019, were: Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP,  Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture, Alan J. Poole and CRAFTS