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British Glass Biennale 2015 Winners

After months of anticipation, the winners of the British Glass Biennale, the highlight of the International Festival of Glass, have been announced.

The Biennale, which was officially opened by the Crafts Council’s Rosy Greenlees, is the focal point of the festival and the main event of the British glass art calendar. Being selected to exhibit at the Biennale is a milestone in any glass artist’s career, winning puts them on the map.

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A Biennale of Breadth

See CraftsMagazine’s take on this year’s British Glass Biennale. 

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Women Artists Dominate Creative Glass Industry

Glass ceilings might exist for women in the corporate world but female glass artists are shattering theirs – with new figures suggesting women dominate the creative glass industry.

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Glass Biennale 2015 artists announced

Finalists for the British Glass Biennale, part of the International Festival of Glass have just been announced.  76 artists have been selected for this prestigious award from more than 200 applications.

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London Glassblowing sponsors new British Glass Biennale award

A new award has been added to the British Glass Biennale collection taking the current number of awards to seven.  The new award, Emerging Talent is sponsored by London Glassblowing.

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New Curator announced

Matt Durran has been appointed by Ruskin Mill Trust as Curator of the British Glass Biennale 2015. Matt, a London based artist and curator, will work alongside Biennale Assistant, Kate Goldenberg. 

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British Glass Biennale dates announced

The dates for the 6th British Glass Biennale will be 28 May - 28 June 2015. The exhibition will be open to the public daily during these dates from 10am - 5pm. 

The 2015 Public Festival dates of the International Festival of Glass have been announced.

The public can enjoy the spectacle of glassmaking across various venues throughout the Stourbridge Glass Quarter between 28 - 31 May. 

Masterclass dates announced

The masterclasses which form the start of the International Festival of Glass will run from 25 to 27 May 2015. The International Festival of Glass website is currently being updated. To receive more information about the masterclasses join the mailing list by clicking on the ’Contact’ page to the right.

The People’s Prize 2012 is announced

The winners of the People’s Prize 2012 have been announced, with joint winners Graham Muir and Matt Hayes receiving equal votes. For more information visit the Awards 2012 page

Award winners announced at the prestigious Private View and Awards Ceremony 2012

The winners of six awards were announced at the Private View and Awards Ceremony of the British Glass Biennale on the 23 August 2012. For more details of the winners visit the Awards 2012 page

Follow the Biennale on Twitter

You can now follow the British Glass Biennale on Twitter. Follow @GlassBiennale and @FestivalofGlass for up to date information about the Biennale and International Festival of Glass.

Follow the Festival on Facebook

You can now follow the International Festival of Glass on Facebook. For regular updates and a place to share your experiences of the Festival, visit ’International Festival of Glass’





  • Call for Entries Deadline :
    20 February 2017
  • Awards Ceremony:
    24 August 2017
  • Exhibition Opens:
    25 August 2017
  • Winners Announced:
    24 August 2017
  • Exhibition Ends:
    9 September 2017
  • British Glass Biennale:
    Stourbridge, West Midlands
    Open Daily: 10am – 5pm