UWTSD students scoop 3 prizes at the annual Stevens Architectural Glass Competition


06.10.2020

Congratulations to two UWTSD’s Architectural Glass Students who have been awarded prizes at this year’s annual Stevens Architectural Glass Competition run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in London. 

3rd year student, Emma Martin gained 2 prizes including the craftsmanship award for her glass panel as well as runner up for her presentation and design and Jacqui Fowler, an MRes student won the John Corkhill Prize for best presentation.

The Architectural Glass department at Swansea continues its long-standing tradition in supporting and encouraging students to engage with this prestigious competition and is delighted to note this year’s awards. 

Third year student, Emma Martin gained 2 prizes including the craftsmanship award for her glass panel as well as runner up for her presentation and design and Jacqui Fowler, an MRes student won the John Corkhill Prize for best presentation. 

Catherine Brown, Programme Manager for Glass and Design Crafts said: "The students are to be particularly commended for their efforts and determination in completing their competition entries this year during the COVID pandemic lockdown and the challenges we all faced last term. I am extremely proud of all of the student entries and their efforts and enthusiasm to compete.”

Dr Pete Spring, UWTSD Academic Portfolio Director said: “Once again, the Glass programme at Swansea College of Art can be rightly proud of their students and the enormous efforts everyone puts in to teaching, and nurturing the skills needed to enable successful and focused professionals. My sincere congratulations go to the students and again, I very proudly stand behind them all, students and colleagues, watching them embed Glass and its many practices into the fabric of our Art and Design portfolio.”

The Glaziers’ Company has run the Stevens Competition for almost 50 years to provide an opportunity for aspiring architectural glass designers and craftsmen to develop a design, fabricate a sample panel to illustrate the design, have it assessed by experts in the field and compete for a range of prizes.

For one contestant a commission to fabricate and install their design could result. All entrants are given the choice of having their work exhibited to the public at the Stained-Glass Museum at Ely, the home of the national stained-glass collection.

The Competition is about identifying and encouraging new and up-and-coming talent of all ages early in their career so is only open to designers who have started training and their vocation in glass since September 2013.

3rd year student, Emma Martin gained 2 prizes including the craftsmanship award for her glass panel as well as runner up for her presentation and design and Jacqui Fowler, an MRes student won the John Corkhill Prize for best presentation.

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