Jamfactory Announces 18 Finalists Selected for 2024 Fuse Glass Prize

JamFactory has announced that 18 finalists have been selected for the 2024 Fuse glass prize. The judges selected the finalists from 101 high quality and diverse entries received from artists across Australia and New Zealand.

The winner of the FUSE Glass Prize Established Artist Category will receive a $20,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, with the winner of the David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize receiving a $5,000 cash prize plus a professional development opportunity at JamFactory valued at $5,000.

The finalists for the 2024 FUSE Glass Prize are:




  • Annette Blair (NSW)
  • Clare Belfrage (SA)
  • Hannah Gason (ACT)
  • Ian Mowbray (Vic)
  • Kate Baker (NSW)
  • Kathryn Wightman (NZ)
  • Katie-Ann Houghton (ACT)
  • Kirstie Rea (NSW)
  • Layla Walter (NZ)
  • Mel Douglas (ACT)
  • Nick Mount (SA)
  • Tom Moore (SA)



  • Alexandra Hirst (SA)
  • Carman Skeehan ( SA)
  • Ember Satyn (SA)
  • Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan (ACT)
  • Hamish Donaldson (Vic)
  • Madeline Cardone (NSW)


The exhibition of finalist’s works will be shown at JamFactory from 10 May – 7 July 2024 followed by a tour to the ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Canberra from 8 August – 6 September 2024 and Australian Design Centre, Sydney from 3 October 13 November 2024.

The winners of the Established and Emerging Categories will be announced on the 9th May 2024.

The 2024 judges are Grace Lai, Curator of Applied Arts and Design, Auckland Museum; Aimee Frodsham, Artistic Director, Canberra GlassworksRhana Devenport ONZM, Director, Art Gallery of South AustraliaMatthew Curtis, Glass Artist and 2022 FUSE Glass Prize Winner; Brian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer at JamFactory.

Parkes says of the judging process that, ‘this was the strongest field of entries since the prize was established in 2016 and the judges were more than a little daunted at having to select just twelve established artists and six emerging artists for the finalists exhibition. While chosen entirely on merit, the final selection still manages to showcase a great diversity in approaches to working with glass, from virtuosic glass-blowing to meticulous kiln-forming.’ The judges will come together in person to preview the exhibition in May, before it opens to the public, to select the winners from the twelve established and six emerging finalists.

Established in 2016, the biennial FUSE Glass Prize is supported in 2024 by founding donors for the prize, Jim and Helen Carreker along with David McKee AO and Pam McKee, Diana Laidlaw AM, Nicholas Linke, Maia Ambegaokar and Joshua Bishop, Sonia Laidlaw and Susan Armitage The David & Dulcie Henshall Foundation have also generously supported the Emerging Artist Category of FUSE through the David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize.

For more information visit JamFactory and FUSE Glass Prize.

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