British Glass Biennale 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to all our CGS Members who are in the show


The Ruskin Mill Land Trust, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is delighted to announce the artists for the 2019 British Glass Biennale exhibition. Over two days an expert panel of judges chaired by Róisín de Buitléar and comprising of Dr Jane Cook, Monica Guggisberg, Angel Monzon, and Cathy Shankland, selected the very best of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.

“The field of applications for the British Glass Biennale were of a very high standard this year which made the process of judging extremely difficult, but that is how it should be. Through their collective wisdom, knowledge and experience they made a fantastic selection for this years’ Biennale.

We are delighted that the Seattle based Glass Arts Society (GAS) are sponsoring a prestigious new International Artists Award prize, open to all our artists in this exciting exhibition. This is the first time the Glass Arts Society has sponsored an international prize and recognises the significance of the British Glass Biennale in the global glass community.” Matt Durran, Curator 2019

Seventy-four artists were selected out of 200 applicants to present the most interesting, diverse and outstanding glass art made in the UK in the last two years. The work will form a cutting-edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent with over £12,000 worth of awards to be won. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 22 August at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge. Winners of the prizes chosen through public votes will be announced at the closing ceremony on 28 September.

Both established artists and emerging new talent will be on display, including work by 12 students and 21 new artists in the main section. The selected artists have been brave and innovative, using a wide range of styles and techniques both traditional and experimental.

* indicates student entry

Alison Allum Allister Malcolm
Emma Baker James Maskrey
George Bell* Kelsey Mayo*
Laura Birdsall Gayle Matthias
Heike Brachlow Laura McKinley
Edmond Byrne Jonathan Michie
Nina Casson McGarva Marzena Ostromecka
Ian Chadwick Lois Parker
Keeryong Choi Kate Pasvol
Katherine Coleman Lauren Puckett*
Anuradha Cook Georgia Redpath
Vanessa Cutler David Reekie
Jerre Davidson Bruno Romanelli
Calum Dawes* Opal Seabrook
Chris Day* Cathryn Shilling
James Devereux Amanda Simmons
Neil Edwards Caroline Small
Fiaz Elson Katrin Spranger
Hanne Enemark Helen Stokes*
Hannah Facey Paul Stopler
Carrie Fertig David Stroyny*
Alec Galloway Karlyn Sutherland
Emma Goring* Ayako Tani
Jianyong Guo* Louis Thompson & Sophie Thomas
Claire Hall Kaja Upelj
Crispian Heath Phil Vickery
Vicky Higginson Frans Wesselman
Ji Huang* Sarah Wiberley
Max Jacquard Emma Woffenden
Julie Johnson Bethany Wood & Elliot Walker
Kate Jones & Stephen Gilles Ben Woodeson
Monette Larson Jinya Zhao*
Lola Lazaro Hinks Jeff Zimmer
Jessie Lee Muna Zuberi
James Lethbridge Maria Zulueta*
Jon Lewis