We are delighted to announce the winners of the CGS 2016 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the NEW GRADUATE REVIEW.

Winner, Connor Garton University of Sunderland
Second, Jade Tapson University of Sunderland
Third, Becky Dennis Nottingham Trent University

Highly Commended,
Catherine Phillips Buckinghamshire New University
Jamie Gray Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Katherine Lusby University of Sunderland

Dovile Grigaliunaite   De Montfort University
Alice Heaton De Montfort University
Naomi Jacques Wolverhampton University

Other Graduates included in Review,
Carolyn Basing University of Sunderland
Gabrielle Connell Falmouth University
Imogen Davis Manchester Metropolitan University
K Gow City of Glasgow College
Elisabeth Griffiths University of Wales Trinity Saint David 
Natasha Mchugh University of Wales Trinity Saint David 
Disha Trivedi University of Creative Arts   

This new publication will give C.G.S. an opportunity to showcase work from the talented Prize Winners plus work from several more emerging British graduates.

To order a copy please contact admin@cgs.org.uk

We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors who provided financial support and Prizes for the Glass Prize and Graduate Review, without whom this would not have been possible;  Professor Michael P Barnes MD FRCP,  Alan J. Poole, The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund, Warm Glass, Creative Glass UK, Craft & Design & CRAFTS

Comments from the judges;“The Contemporary Glass Society has successfully run the CGS Student Glass Prize at New Designers for the past six years, but we felt it was now time to expand our remit in order to be more inclusive of graduates who were not able to show at New Designers. So it was a real pleasure this year to be judging graduates from sixteen different courses, ranging from BTec to Masters course and coming from all corners of the British Isles.Judging from digital images rather than being able to see the work in reality provided a different set of challenges, but the standard of applicants was exceptionally high, so it was a delight to see all of the work.This resulting publication represents a snapshot of the best of British art glass coming out of our educational establishments this year, and it is immensely rewarding to see such new and innovative work, as well as such breadth, originality and diversity. Congratulations to everyone who applied, and thank you for taking part.”Karen Murphy CGS Board

"It was such a pleasure to part of the judging panel for the Glass Prize. The standard was really high and shows the depth of talent being produced by our few remaining glass schools. The winners were, of course, well deserved but the Highly Commended and Commended were really close behind. There was such a variety of technique and style it was difficult to choose between everyone. Look, for example, at the contrasting styles and techniques of Carolyn Basing, Jamie Grey and Dovile Grigaliunaite. The British glass scene has much to be proud of and a great future" Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP

"I was thoroughly impressed with the selection of entries for this year’s graduate CGS prize. It is reassuring to see that we have such a diverse group of aspiring studio glass artists in the UK that are dedicated to the development of one of the most challenging materials in the world of crafts. Many of the entries were of high standard and many showed us innovative approaches and techniques like Jade Tapson use of screen printing glass powders. Another interesting arena is the use of combining different materials as shown in the stylish results of Becky Dennis sculptures. All judges were impressed and in agreement by the technical abilities of Garton Connor and his conceptual approach to glass art, this was very mature work of international standards.We were all impressed by many of the highly commended graduates work  too and  some are already showing a high level of technical ability and beautiful designs. The UK continuous to have a strong position on the international glass stage that we should be proud of."  Angel Monzon, Vessel Gallery

All British students graduating from an accredited course in 2016 were eligible to enter. and we had entries from sixteen different courses.

The first prize includes £250 in cash, a £250 Warm Glass voucher, and a promotional and marketing package worth £400, including two years’ CGS Membership. crafts&design will also be providing a Year's Subscription to the magazine and space in the ‘Makers Gallery’ pages, together worth £180, Alan J. Poole will provide a selection of glass related books, including ‘A Passion For Glass’ and there is a free subscription to CRAFTS.Second and Third will each receive £50 vouchers from Creative Glass UK, free subscription to Craft & Design and CRAFTS magazines and a promotional package worth £100, including a year’s C.G.S. Membership

Connor Garton
Jade Tapson
Becky Dennis