From: Crafts Council
Finalists for the 2015 Biennale have been announced
Seventy-six artists have been selected for the British Glass Biennale from more than 200 applications. The list includes plenty of established makers such as Katherine Colman, Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson, Angela Jarman, Max Jacquard and Emma Woofenden with a notable portion of student work appearing too. The Biennale, part of the International Festival of Glass, welcomes its first guest curator this year in the shape of Crafts Council trustee Matt Durran. The Biennale panel was made up of curator Janice Blackburn, writer Graham Fisher, collector Mark Holford, artist David Reekie and Jonathan Watkins of Ikon gallery.
‘The quality of submissions was remarkable and the jury had a really tough time creating the shortlist,’ said Elisabeth Johnson, directors of the International festival of Glass.