Current & upcoming

British Glass Biennale 2022

Glasshouse Arts Centre Ruskin Glass Centre Wollaston Road Amblecote Stourbridge DY8 4HF, UK 26.08.2022 - 01.10.2022

The Ruskin Mill Land Trust, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is delighted to announce the artists for the 2022 British Glass Biennale exhibition. Over two days an expert panel of judges comprising of Michelle Bowen, Brandi P Clark, James Devereux, Michelle Keeling, Wayne Strattman and Bryony Windsor, selected the very best of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.

One hundred and three artists were selected out of 223 applicants to present the most interesting, diverse and outstanding glass art made in the UK in the last three years. The work will form a cutting-edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent with over £17,000 worth of awards to be won. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 25 August at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge. Winners of the prizes chosen through public votes will be announced at the closing ceremony on 1 October.

Work by established artists and emerging new talent will be on display, including 18 students. The selected artists have been brave and innovative, using a wide range of styles and techniques both traditional and experimental

Selected past exhibitions

Earth Sea Sky – CGS 25th Anniversary UK 2022

New Horizons UK 2021

A Portrait of Place – North York Moors in contemporary cameo glass. UK 2020

Plant Life UK 2020

Blowing Hot & Cold UK 2018

Portrait of Place – The Bowes Museum UK 2018

Spring Rituals UK 2018

British Glass Biennale 2017 UK 2017

Synergy UK 2015

Essence 2015 London Glass Blowing UK 2015

Vessel Summer Showcase UK 2015

British Glass Biennale UK 2015

Crafted at Fortnum & Mason UK 2015

Field of Vision UK 2014

Neil Davies: Earth, Sea and Stone UK 2014

Taste Contemporary Craft Switzerland 2014

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa Japan 2013

8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale South Korea 2013

New Glass Ancient Skill, Contemporary Art Form Uk 2013

HOT Glass – New Work from the Furnace UK 2013

Crafted, Makers of the Exceptional UK 2013

British Glass Biennale UK 2012

Inspired Landscape – North Yoork Moors National Park UK 2012

Collect Contemporary Applied Arts UK 2012

A Passion For Glass UK 2011

Hot Glass – New Work from the Furnace UK 2011

Collect Contemporary Applied Arts UK 2011

SOFA New York with Contemporary Applied Arts USA 2011

Handmade: A British Craft Exhibition UK 2010

SOFA New York with Contemporary Applied Arts USA 2010

Colour Vision UK 2009

The Glasshouse and its Tree UK 2008

Hue Line & Form – Part One UK 2007

Galleries & Stockists