The International Bead Biennale is being held for the first time as part of the International Festival of Glass 2022, as a sister exhibition to the British Glass Biennale

It is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and students of all nationalities worldwide who create beads where glass is the key design element.  The work must demonstrate the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill.

The deadline for submissions has now ended

Thank you to everyone who applied for the exhibition. We are now preparing for the jury selection and will announce the lucky exhibitors soon. 

The Jury for the International Glass Bead Biennale 2022

Vic Bamforth           Glass Artist

Barbara Beadman    Hon. Member GBUK; Director of British Glass; Prime Warden, Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

Pauline Holt             Jazzy Lily Glass, Hon. Member GBUK


Matt Durran             Exhibition Curator

The International Glass Bead Biennale opens 26 August and closes 1 October 2022.