As I type this, voting is underway in the 'Other Glass' category of The Glass Prize 2014. You get to decide who will win the 2 day Warm Glass UK glass course voucher to spend on a course with us, by going our Facebook page and voting for your favourite. So to help you choose, here is a summary of the 5 finalist pieces:
1) ALYS RAINBIRD - "Anatomy of a Clockwork Mouse"
"A cross sectional representation of a clockwork mouse. This piece is a combination of kiln-casting, pate de verre and antique clockwork pieces. This concept came from me imagining finding clockwork pieces while dissecting owl pellets. Made with Gaffer and Bullseye Glass."
2) CRISPIAN HEATH - "Roof Tops"
"A cast glass piece, 9.5 X 17 X 8.5cm. Glass used not specified."
3) PAUL MESSINK - "Gnarled Sentinels"
"I create hand-painted, multi-layered glass panels that exhibit nature in deep dimension. Using enamel applied by hand, I create depth using several techniques: layering, diminishing size and colour, texture, and translucence. I typically use 9-12 layers of glass, then kiln-cast them into a solid panel after all layers are complete. Made with Spectrum glass in a Paragon Glass kiln."
4) EVELYN DUNSTAN - "Timatanga (Genesis)"
"Lost wax kiln cast as one piece 50.5 x 24.5 x 22cm. Made using Gaffer 45% lead crystal glass in a Furnace Engineering 5Cuft Pottery kiln."
5) CYNTHIA MILLER - "Swan Nebula in Twelve Panels"
"Copper enamelling creates light, colour and depth in scintillating array. "Swan Nebula in Twelve Panels" is intended to captivate your imagination to the mystery of outer space. I design the whole composition and fire each panel individually. Made with Thompson enamel glass using a Paragon Glass Kiln."
These five finalists were chosen from 88 stunning entries in this category. To vote for your favourite to win, just go to our Facebook page and click on the link. Voting closes on Thursday 10th April, and the winner will be announced on Monday 14th April 2014.
The winners of the other two categories - Bullseye Glass Artists and Bulleye Glass Schools, will be judged by a panel at Bullseye Glass Co. in the US. To see the entrants in these categories, take a look at The Glass Prize 2014 website.
Good luck to all entrants!