Mellis glass artist earns exhibit at major art festival

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A glass artist based in north Suffolk is up for a slew of different awards after being granted a coveted slot at a prestigious arts festival.

Surinder Warboys, who runs a glassroom studio at Oak Barn in The Common, Mellis, is one of 77 artists selected for a position at the British Glass Biennale, which runs from May 28 until June 28 in Stourbridge as part of the International Festival of Glass.

Her display of glass works will also be vying for five awards during the festival, including the Glass Sellers’ Art and Craft Award, the Art in Action Award for Contemporary Glass, and the People’s Prize, which is voted on by attendees of the exhibition.

Mrs Warboys, who has been creating glass art for around 28 years and has studied at art schools in London and south Wales, said: “To have made it onto the shortlist for the British Glass Biennale is a great achievement in itself and I am delighted that my work will be exhibited along with many other master glass artists from around the country.

“It is wonderful that glass painting is being championed through the biennale and in the International Festival of Glass.”

Mrs Warboys was picked for a place in the festival from more than 200 applicants based across the world.

To find out more details about her work, please call 01379 783412 or 07814 674689, or pay a visit to her website at www.myglassroom.com