The British Glass Biennale is the flagship exhibition of the International Festival of Glass displayed in an atmospheric old factory glasshouse. It features work by 63 contemporary artists selected by jury, including British makers living and working abroad for the first time.

Since its inception in 2004 the Biennale has awarded £100,000 worth of prizes to artists, celebrating their creativity, innovation and technical skill. The 2017 Biennale opened on 24 August and closed on 9 September. 

2017 Awards

The winner of the £5000 British Glass Biennale Award 2017 is Joseph Harrington for St Helens ii  

The Winner of the Glass Sellers Arts and Craft Awards is Heike Brachlow with Analemma

The Runner Up of the Glass Sellers Arts and Craft Awards is Paul Stopler for Sia

The Winner of the Arts Glass Sellers Student Award is Jade Tapson for Scale

The Runner Up of the Glass Sellers Student Award is Andrew Collins for Urban Chandelier

The Winner of the London Glassblowing Emerging Artist Award is Monette Larsen for Static Movement

The Winner of the Glass Association Award is Colin Reid for Sunflowers R1892

The Runner Up of the Glass Association Award is Nancy Sutcliffe for Fabulous Beasts

The Winner of the Young Collectors' Award is Jonathan Michie for Exit, Pursued by a Bear

The Winners of the craft&design Award are Cathryn Shilling and Anthony Scala for The Fragile Nature of Earthly Pleasures

The Runner Up of the craft&design Award is Jade Tapson for Scale

The Winner of the National Glass Centre's Emerging Artist's Residency Prize is Monette Larsen for Static Movement

The Winner of the People's Prize is Colin Reid for Sunflowers R1892

Image: Cathryn Shilling and Anthony Scala - The Fragile Nature of Earthly Pleasures

Top Image: St Helens ii by Joseph Harrington