Vessel Gallery’s Ceramics and Glass Designer of the Year Award


Winner: Sophie Bennett

Title of work: Clay

University: De Montfort University


Imaginative, interesting story, technically mature.


Vessel Gallery is pleased to present the winning designer with £500 cash to go towards the development of their design career.

Alongside this cash prize, we will provide the winner with a 6-month mentorship programme in which the designer can be guided by our founder, Angel Monzon, and connect with his extensive and varied industry contacts to support their personal development.

There is also the opportunity for the winning designer to showcase their work at Vessel Gallery in Notting Hill, an exclusive and unique opportunity to showcase and sell your work alongside some of the best ceramics and glass designers in the UK.

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Image: Sophie Bennett, Winner of Vessel Gallery’s Ceramics and Glass Designer of the Year Award 2022.

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The judges of this award are looking to see a unique point of view in the disciplines of ceramics, glass and contemporary design crafts.

The winning designer will be unique and show a comprehensive understanding of form, material and aesthetics, in line with the work which Vessel Gallery selects to showcase in it’s Notting Hill space.