The Master Glass Seller has launched a Competition to commission a glass ‘favour’ designed and made by UK-based artists and designers. The favour will be presented to the 200-plus guests attending The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers’ Annual Banquet on 22 October at the Mansion House in the heart of the City of London.
Valued at just under £4,ooo, the Master wants to reach out to some of the most creative and finest glass artists and makers in the UK inviting them to design something with a “wow” factor as a gift for each of her guests.
On launching the Competition, the Master said:
As far as I’m aware, this is the first time a Master has launched a national competition of this kind and I’m delighted that fellow Liveryman and collector, Mark Holford together with Katharine Coleman MBE, Glass Artist and Engraver; Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council and Reino Liefkes, Senior Curator, Glass and Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum have all agreed to be part of the Judging Panel.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 31 January and successful applicants will be invited to submit proposals with samples by mid-April. The winning favour(s) will be announced on 27 May at the International Glass Biennale, Stourbridge.