CGS Glass Prize & New Graduate Review 2019

C.G.S. – GLASS PRIZE and 'NEW GRADUATE REVIEW' 2019.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the CGS 2019 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2019.

1st Prize - Katie Spiers, Dublin.
2nd Prize - Bethan Yates, Swansea.
3rd Prize - Calum Dawes, Sunderland.

Highly Commended - Catherine Evans, Leicester.
Highly Commended - Ji Huang, London.
Highly Commended - Róisín Moore, Dublin.
Highly Commended - Georgina White, Leicester.
Highly Commended - Colin Wilkes, Plymouth.

Commended - Gregory Alliss, Edinburgh.
Commended - Naomi Bishop, Leicester.
Commended - Estelle Burton, Hastings.
Commended - Yinan Chu, Edinburgh.
Commended - Beth Gates, Farnham.
Commended - Eilina Jones, Manchester.
Commended - Lauren Puckett, Edinburgh.
Commended - Laura Quinn, Plymouth.
Commended - Marta Rippetoe, Farnham.
Commended - Grace Sharp, Manchester.
Commended - Yuxun Ye, London.
Commended - Jinya Zhao, London.

Over fifty Graduates from sixteen colleges entered the. Glass Prize & 'New Graduate Review' 2019. 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.

"I am very honoured to have won the annual C.G.S. Glass Students Awards and to have work published in the 'New Graduate Review. I would like to thank my teacher Caroline Madden for guiding me along the way."Katie Spiers, winner.

The selection panel; Bruce Marks artists, Michael Barnes glass collector/ Trustee, Sarah L. Brown glass artists/Trustee and Alan J Poole glass collector /Trustee, had a long and arduous task to select the Three Winners; Five Highly Commended, plus another twelve Commended graduates to be included in the Review.

“It was an honour to be asked to help in the decision process for the CGS prize. The standard of work submitted is heartening and bodes well for the future of UK glass.
The range of techniques and diversity of design was truly impressive and made the decision process challenging. I wish all the graduates who took part well in their future careers and look forward to seeing how their work develops. “ Bruce Marks

The CGS 'New Graduate Review 2019 ' is a 16 page publication, which will be circulated to all CGS. Members & Associates, plus through ‘Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture.’ magazine and ‘CRAFTS’ social media.

This publication will give CGS. 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.