Medallions (Olympic Summer, 2012)

Online Gallery of Medallions

Abstract, sculptural, figurative, pictorial – each work of art in our stunning Medallions exhibition is utterly unique.

83 glass artists have created their own re-imagining of the Olympic medal for an exhibition that challenges the inventiveness and skill of artists working in this alchemical medium – among them, world-renowned glassmakers and exciting new talent ffrom as far as Singapore, Spain and Hong Kong, and from Cornwall to Aberdeen and Suffolk to Northern Ireland.

The Medallions exhibition runs from August 22 to September 15 at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the chance to buy the works – priced at either £50, £100 or £150 – and take away a stunning memento of the 2012 Games.

Best Medallion in Show, sponsored by Mark Holford:

Major glass collector Mark Holford sponsored a £250 first prize and two runners-up awards of £150 each. The winner will also receive “The Winner’s Gold Medal” designed by Holford in collaboration with Jackson Fawkes.

Winner of 'Best Medallion': Rowan van der Holt
Winners of ‘Runners Up’ award: Vic Bamforth and Junko Eager
Highly Commended: Rachel Elliott, Katharine Coleman, Sandra Young and Joanne Mitchell

The People’s Medallion, sponsored by Alan J Poole of Dan Klein Associates

Alan J Poole – a major glass collector and important advocate for glass art - is offering £250 for the Medal most admired by visitors to the show. Voting will take place for the people’s Medallion during the show from 22 August – 15 September. The winner will be announced at the end of the show.

Winner Sandra Young