The Master Glass Seller has launched a Commission Competition for 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 Commission 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.
January: Expressions of interest submitted
February: Successful applicants advised
April: Samples submitted and Judged
May: Finalists and Highly Commended Artists Announced
September: Samples on view and for sale at the Glass Sellers’ Glass Dinner
October: “Favours” presented to guests at the Glass Sellers’ Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the heart of the City of London.
The Competition is sponsored by specialist fine art shippers