Kathryn Wightman wins the 2014 (and final) Ranamok Glass Prize.

Emerge 2014 Gold Award Winner Kathryn Wightman has been named as the winner of the 2014 Ranamok Glass Prize

Kathryn Wightman's Carpet is this year's winner of the $15,000 Ranamok Prize, selected for her "intriguing and beautiful reworking of historical imagery" in a three-metre long glass rug.The New Zealand artist will also be the last winner of the prize, which wraps up this year after a 20-year run.

Open to Australian and New Zealand artists of any level, the Ranamok is the country's most prestigious glass prize, showcasing the growing local glass art scene and catapulting the national and international careers of several winners and finalists over the years.But co-founders Maureen Cahill and Andy Plummer, both glass artists themselves, said they had decided to end the prize on a high and focus on their own work.

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August 12, 2014