We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's competition. A total of 4,500 votes were received across all of the entries in each category (Artists, Students and Newcomers) which is far higher than ever before.The five in each category were put forward as finalists to Argentinian artist, Silvia Levenson who was teaching a Masterclass here at our studio last week and she selected the winners as follows:
ARTIST'S CATEGORY: WINNER: ALISON LOWRY "The Nature (Of Life)"
Alison's Prize is a place on the Deborah Horrell Masterclass at Warm Glass UK in May.
ARTIST'S CATEGORY: HIGHLY COMMENDED: SAMAN KALANTARI "The Last Voyage of Ulysses"
STUDENT'S CATEGORY: WINNER: GRAEME THYER "How did man naturally drink, before the invention of a solid vessel?"
Graeme wins a Paragon SC2 kiln.
NEWCOMER'S CATEGORY: WINNER: JANET EVANS "Branching Out"
Janet wins £250 to spend on products from Warm Glass UK.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter or vote. The Warm Glass Prize 2011 will be launched in November 2010. Full details of this year's winners can be seen at www.warmglassprize.co.uk.