CGS Glass Prize & New Graduate Review 2018


We are delighted to announce the winners of the C.G.S. 2018 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the 'NEW GRADUATE REVIEW' 2018.

Winner - Natsumi Jones, University of Sunderland (BA)
Second - Jonathan Michie, University of Sunderland. (BA)
Third - Marzena Ostromecka, Edinburgh College of Art. (MFA)

Highly Commended:
Megan McGuirk, National College of Art & Design. Dublin. (BA)
Laura McKinley, Royal College of Art. London. (MA)
Kaja Upelj, Royal College of Art. London. (MA)

Commended: Other Graduates included in Review:
Alice Antliff, Plymouth College of Art.. (BA)
Bethany Antliff, Plymouth College of Art. (BA)
Katie Fawcett, University of Wales Trinity St.David, Swansea. (BA)
Clare Flatley, Royal College of Art. London. (MA)
Madeleine Hughes, University of Wolverhampton. (BA)
Susan Knox, De Montfort University, Leicester. (BA)
Sheila Labatt, Royal College of Art, London. (PhD)
Julie Light, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London. (MA)
Roberta Mason, Royal College of Art, London. (MA)
Bhimanshu Pandel, Edinburgh College of Art, (MFA)
Caroline Reed, Kensington & Chelsea College, London. (BTec)
Alise Stopiņa, University of Sunderland. (BA)

Over fifty Graduates from seventeen colleges entered the C.G.S. Glass Prize & 'New Graduate Review' 2018. The work was of exceptional standard this year and showed the breath of techniques’ and skills needed with this fascinating material, from; lampwork, casting, blowing and fusing.
The selection panel; Laura Johnston architectural artists, Michael Barnes glass collector, Sarah L. Brown glass artists and Pam Reekie, glass collector and C.G.S. administrator, had a long and arduous task to select the Winners; Highly Commended, plus another twelve Commended graduates to be included in the Review.

The C.G.S. 'New Graduate Review' is a 16 page publication, which will be circulated to all C.G.S. Members & Associates, plus through ‘Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture.’ magazine and and ‘CRAFTS’ social media.

This publication will give C.G.S. 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.

We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors who provided financial support and Prizes for the Glass Prize and the 'New Graduate Review' 2018, without whom this would not have been possible; Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP, The Worshipful Company Of Glass Sellers Of London Charity Fund, Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture, Alan J. Poole & CRAFTS.

New for 2018:
New Graduate Review 2018 @ The Gallery @ London Glassblowing.
Selected work from the Review will be shown from 11th. – 22nd. September 2018 at London Glassblowing Gallery & Studio.
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