2013 Blue Dog Glass Prize

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to our prize, click here to see the amazing pieces. The finalists have been selected by our judges, the 7 finalists to be displayed at Glass Plus Gallery until 7th Sep are:


Kim Manley

Amy Patterson

Emma Sweet #

Emma Sweet #2

Gillian Tomasich #2

Greg Ash #2

Liz Newnham

The first place winner is Gillian Tomasich with her entry #2, Gillian has won the place on Karl Harron’s class.


The second place winner

is Emma Sweet for her entry #1, Emma has won a $500 gift voucher

from Blue Dog Glass

You can vote for your favorite piece and the maker will go into the draw for the people’s choice award, simple send us an email with your nominate to bdgp@bluedogglass.com.au

Blue Dog Glass is pleased to announce the inaugural Blue Dog Glass Prize. We are opening this competition to all those working with kiln formed glass. For our first year of the prize we have elected to have a themed event: The dinner place setting.

The dinner place setting must consist of at least three pieces: a dinner plate, a side plate and a bowl, which can be made using any kiln forming process. How you wish to interpret this is entirely up to you, we have no size, function, shape or method requirement, so get creative and get your images to us by 9th August 2013.

The prize is open to anyone working with kiln formed glass regardless of experience, with prizes for the most outstanding works.  All entries submitted to us will be displayed on our website with the top 20 entries selected by the judges to be displayed at Blue Dog Glass 20th – 22nd August where final judging and people’s choice will take place. The five prize winning entries will be exhibited at Glass Plus Gallery in South Melbourne.


  • The five winning place settings will be displayed at Glass Plus Gallery in South Melbourne  from 24th August until 7th September
  • The first place prize winner will receive a place on the Karl Harron masterclass “The perfect vessel” in August2014, valued at $1495
  • The second place winner will receive $500 Blue Dog Glass voucher
  • The people’s choice award will receive $100 Blue Dog Glass voucher

How to enter:

Download the application form below and return it to Blue Dog Glass along with up to two images of each work being submitted before 9th August.

application form

Important Dates:


Friday 9th August Images and application form to be sent to Blue Dog Glass. No late entries will be accepted.
Tuesday 13th 20 Finalists will be announced
Monday 19th Finalists work to be delivered to Blue Dog Glass for final judging and display.
Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd Finalists’ work on display at Blue Dog Glass, people’s choice voting is open during this period.
Wednesday 21st Announcement of five finalists will be made on Blue Dog Glass website
Saturday 24th August Exhibition of five  finalists to open at Glass Plus Gallery and winners announced.


Terms and Conditions:


While on display at Blue Dog Glass and Glass Plus Gallery all works will be covered by insurance. It is the artists’ responsibility to cover any insurance costs for work is in transit from and to Blue Dog Glass and Glass Plus Gallery.


All costs associated with getting work to and from Blue Dog Glass and Glass Plus Gallery is the responsibility of the artist. The five winning entries will be couriered from Blue Dog Glass to Glass Plus Gallery at no cost to the artists.

Sale of works:

Any works sold at Glass Plus Gallery or Blue Dog Glass will attract 50% commission off the retail price of the work.

Images of work:

All images submitted to the competition will be published on the Blue Dog Glass website. Images may also be used to promote the exhibition at Glass Plus Gallery in a variety of online formats. Images sent for consideration must be of work  to go on display. Images need to be no larger than 1MB jpeg.

Conditions of entry:

All works submitted must be original works by the artist submitting the work. All works must be made using Bullseye Glass. Artists may submit up to two settings. This competition is open to Australian artists only.


All judging is final and not negotiable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. The major prize of the place in the Karl Harron workshop is not transferable; dates for the workshop are 20th – 26th August 2014. All materials are provided in this class. The winner of this prize is responsible for any costs incurred with transit to and from the class and accommodation.


The judges for the 2013 Blue Dog Glass Prize are:

Karl Harron – Independent artist (Ireland)
Denise Orchard- Director of Glass Plus Gallery, South Melbourne.
3rd Judge to be announced.

Please direct all inquires to Blue Dog Glass phone 03 9551 3227 or email

This prize is being generously supported by Glass Plus Gallery 284 Park Street South Melbourne www.glassplusgallery.com.au

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