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The Glass Sellers’ & Contemporary Glass Society Graduate GLASS PRIZE and NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2022.

The Glass Sellers’ & Contemporary Glass Society Graduate GLASS PRIZE and NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2022.

What a spectacular year 2022 is for the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS). From humble beginnings 25 years ago, it has grown over the years into a thriving and proactive society supporting a membership of over 1,100. CGS supports and promotes both contemporary glass art and contemporary glass artists in the UK. 2022 is also the UN designated International Year of Glass.
As part of their ambition to support emerging graduates at the beginning of what they hope is a long career in glass making, CGS offers an annual Graduate Prize and produces the New Graduate Review, featuring the work of some of the best of the UK’s glass art graduates emerging from British Universities. To enable CGS to do this, they receive funding and support from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP and our other sponsors, Creative Glass, Pearsons Glass and Warm Glass.

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

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

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

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

The Glass Sellers & Contemporary Glass Society GLASS PRIZE

Part of her winning application for the prize was Erica’s passionate explanation of her work which struck a chord with the Judges;
“The process of glass blowing and its endless creative capabilities are an addiction to anyone who is lucky enough to have a go. I found my passion for glassblowing through my Design Crafts degree, and I am working hard to learn as much as I can about the art. I want to pursue a career in glass making and keep expanding my knowledge of the material.