Dynamic Fragility II - Jacque Pavlosky. Photo by Agata Pec

British Glass Biennale and International Bead Biennale – Artists Announced!



British Glass Biennale

The International Festival of Glass is delighted to announce the artists selected for the 2024 British Glass Biennale exhibition. Over two days an expert panel of judges comprising of Candice-Elena Greer (Chair), Martin Donlin, Nadania Idriss, Tanya Raabe-Webber and Annie Warburton, selected the very best of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.

One hundred and twenty-one artists were selected out of 326 applicants to present the most interesting, diverse and outstanding glass art made in the UK in the last two years, a massive 31% increase in applications. The work forms a cutting-edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent with almost £30,000 worth of awards to be won. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 22 August at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge. Winners of the prizes chosen through public votes will be announced at the closing ceremony on 28 September.

Work by established artists and emerging new talent will be on display, including 21 students. The selected artists have been brave and innovative, using a wide range of styles and techniques both traditional and experimental. The festival welcomed a surge in applications from stained glass artists and an increase in student entries.

International Bead Biennale

The International Festival of Glass is also delighted to announce the artists selected for the International Bead Biennale by jury members Will Farmer, Carole Morris and Pam Reekie. Forty-two artists were selected representing the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway, Belgium and the UK.

Opening Times and Venue

The exhibitions are open Tuesday to Saturday from 26 August to 28 September at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge; the heart of the historic glass industry in the UK. The awards ceremony marks the start of the International Festival of Glass, a four-day event celebrating the drama and excitement of glass.

British Glass Biennale Artists 2024

Main section

Tamsin Abbott
Emma Baker
Vic Bamforth
Carol Bayada
Emily Bellhouse
Heike Brachlow
Steve Brown
Sarah Brown
Karen Browning & Jon Lewis
Charlie Burke
Susan Burne
Nina Casson McGarva
Ian Chadwick
James Cockerill
Katharine Coleman
Keith Cummings
Christopher Day
Sacha Delabre
James Denison-Pender
James Devereux
Celia Dowson
Laura Dutton
Fiaz Elson
Sally Fawkes

Karen Ferrand
Dominic Fonde
Gary Fovargue
Alec Galloway
Hannah Gibson
Steven Graham
Claire Hall
Kate Henderson
Caz Hildebrand
Madeleine Hughes
Katherine Huskie
Richard Jackson
Kate Jones & Stephen Gillies
Choi Keeryong
Joshua Kerley & Guy Marshall Brown
Oksana Kondratyeva
Isabella Kullmann
Nadia Lammas
Monette Larsen
Peter Layton
Lola Lazaro Hinks
Jessie Lee
James Lethbridge
Julie Light

Jane Littlefield
James Maskrey
Sam Mukumba
Rachel Mulligan
Tracy Nicholls
Marzena Ostromecka
April Owens
Jacque Pavlosky
Rachel Phillips
Jade Pinnell
Richard Platt
Verity Pulford
Laura Quinn
Tim Rawlinson
David Reekie
Colin Reid
Bruno Romanelli
Annie Ross
Penelope Jane Ross
Layne Rowe
Charlotte Savill
Anthony Scala
Opal Seabrook
Sarah Shanahan


Sax Shaw
Ruth Shelley
Tracey Sheppard
Amanda Simmons
Cathryn Shilling
Robyn Smith
Sophie Southgate
Andrea Spencer
Helen Slater-Stokes
Dawid Stroyny
Phoebe Stubbs
Nancy Sutcliffe
Jane Vincent
Elliot Walker
Zac Weinberg
Sarah Wiberley
Colin Wilkes
Neil Wilkin
Bethany Wood
Rachel Woodman
Muna Zuberi

Garvald Glass: John Newey, Cissie Grieves, Shannon Crosbie, Alison Edwards, Callum Smith, David Willis, Nicole Tait, Lizz McFarlene, Dominic Mather, Christopher Cobb, Michael Mclellan, Joseph Gibney, Marzena Ostromeka, Jane McArthur, Ramon Beascoechea, Michele Raine

British Glass Biennale Student Section

Joanna Ackroyd
Anthony Amoako Atttah
Yiran An
Beth Colledge
Meimei Cui

Jianyun Ding
Helen Gordon
Brynn Hill
Holly Hooper
Ali Jarvis

Hassina Khan
Aria Kiani
Sophie Longwill 
Joanna Manousis
Jason McAnuff

Faith Mercer
Helen Restorick
Polly Thomas-Colquhoun
Ziyu Wang
Yixue Yang & Wei Ding 

Invited Artists: Keith Brocklehurst, Martin Donlin, Matt Durran

International Bead Biennale Artists 2024

Jeanne-Sophie Aas
Olga Alianova
Laurie Ament
David Bentham
Michele Bevis
Dan Bowran
Michael Bullen
Madeline Bunyan
Helena Castro García
Katharine Coleman
Julie Couch

Pauline Delaney
Sarah Downton
Simon Eccles
Rachel Elliott
Ilsa Fatt
Zoe Garner
Karina Guevin & Cedric Ginart
Brett Gui Xin
April Hilling Ross
Madeleine Hughes
Richard Phillip Jones

Joan Keller
Jennie Lamb
Freya Laughton
Ana Llavador
James Lethbridge
Benito Lozano Blanco
Teresa Malcolm
Allister Malcolm
Michaela Maria Moeller
Purnima Patel
Petra Pepper    

Maria Popkova
Samantha Sonnefield
Ann Steenkiste
Michi Suzuki
Samantha Sweet
Ayako Tani
Angela Thwaites
Stephanie White
Jolene Wolfe

Invited Artists: Keith Brocklehurst, Holly Cooper

British Glass Biennale Awards

  • British Glass Biennale Award – Best in Show
  • Bullseye Living Edge Award
  • The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London: Glass Sellers Awards and Glass Sellers Student Awards
  • Glass Lab Award 2024 sponsored by The Glass Foundry
  • Glass Society Award – ‘CONNECTION’
  • Glass Arts Society – International Artists Award
  • Glass Painters and Glaziers Award
  • The Guild of Glass Engravers Award
  • The People’s Prize – sponsored by Warm Glass
  • The Young Collector’s Award – sponsored by the Glass Sellers

International Bead Biennale Awards

  • International Bead Biennale Best in Show
  • International Bead Biennale Runner Up
  • International Bead Biennale Runner Up

Awards sponsored by Barbara Beadman