2002 Discovery Award Winners

Prestigious Discovery Awards presented at show

Once again, SGCDpro selected winners for its prestigious Discovery Awards during the 2002 DECO show. This year, despite the consolidation of categories, there were 320 entries in 15 design and 7 technical categories. In the design category, glass and ceramic entries were judged separately. All entries were displayed in SGCDpro's Discovery Room which was located in the exhibition hall. This new location was well received by members who felt having the exhibits and entries in one hall was a good idea. The winners were selected by three judges. The judging panel included Holly Carter, U.S. Glass/Glass.com, Arn Bernstein, ASI and Norb Buddenbohn, a past SGCDpro president. Two Discovery Award entries were honored for overall merit and received the Vandenoever and the Judges' Award.

Lenox China receives Vandenoever Award

Show-goers who visited the Discovery Room unanimously selected a "Best of Show" entry to receive the annual Vandenoever Award. This year's winner is Lenox China with its formal "Clinton Service" tableware. The four-piece setting is decorated with manual transfer and etches, raised paste, and hand applied precious metal.

Judges Award goes to Design Point Decal

After reviewing every entry in the Discovery Room, the three judges voted for their own "Best of Show" entry. Design Point Decal became the 2002 recipient of the Judges Award with its Yankee stadium, four-panel water-slide decal on porcelain.

Discovery Awards for Design Excellence:

Food Containers, Glass: Libbey Inc.; Screen-printed falling leaves canister 
Food Containers, Ceramic: Décor America.; Pomona Soup Tureen 
Beverage Containers, Glass: Libbey Inc. ; Retro black juice glasses
Décor America; Saki bottles with on-glaze decal applied and fired.


Cosmetic Containers, Glass: Art Deco Division of Pochet of America; Lauder perfume bottle with direct silk screen

Vases, votives, etc, Glass: Quest Industries; neon crackle candle glassware with translucent spray frost colors coated with transparent spray crackle

Vases, votives, etc, Ceramic:
 Tiffany & Co.; "Bogatelle vase" with ceramic pigments mixed dry to suit the pattern, then applied by brush with pine oil and turpentine.

Commercial Architectural Glass: Pier 1; Mosaic table with stain glass Mediterranean design set by hand.
Commercial Architectural Ceramic: Décor America; "Poppies" tile

Specialty/Promotional Products and Premium, Glass: ARC International.; Soda drink beverage tumbler
Specialty/Promotional Products and Premium, Ceramic: The Allen Company; Black Clotfelter Mug with iridescent squares

Novelties & Souvenirs, Glass: AAA Glass Company.; Lakers wine glass and coaster
Novelties & Souvenirs, Ceramic: The Allen Company; Black bistro coyote café mug

Collectibles, Glass: Custom Deco, Inc.; Cardinal tumbler

Collectibles, Ceramic:
 Design Point Decal; "Yankee stadium" screen printed 4 panel water-slide decal on porcelain.

Artware, Glass:
 Lyre Art.; Hand-decorated black iris vase. Pattern is hand-cut and then sandblasted

Artware, Ceramic:
 Decoritalia; Raffaello's "La Muta"

Lightingware, Glass:
 Lyre Art.; Table lamp shade created from shallow crystal dome shape. Underside of shade was decorated using blue-green enamel in solid areas and then sponged with a flux and frit applied.

Innovation, Glass: Lyre Art; Hand-decorated white vase with floral pattern created by applying imitation gold leaf that was baked, then brushed over with transparent colors.

Innovation, Ceramic:
 Design Point Decal; "Tea Time", a digital computer generated ceramic four-color , electrostatic processed image

Casual Tableware, Glass: Libbey Inc.; Spot fruit glasses

Casual Tableware, Ceramic:
 Oneida.; Four-piece Martin house dinnerware created using an inglaze four-color decal which is applied to the Buffalo rolled edge shape and fired through a fast-fire kiln.
Libbey Inc.; Pine cone plate setting

Formal Tableware, Ceramic: Lenox China; Serpentine five-place setting
Food Service, Casual, Glass: Libbey Inc.; Colorful cordials
Food Service, Casual, Ceramic: H.J. Amann.; Aladdin flora pattern for the Sterling China Company.

Food Service, Formal, Ceramic:
 The Homer Laughlin China Company; Victorian lady plate

Discovery Awards for Technical Excellence:

Direct Printed:
 Libbey Inc.; Capital racing tumbler
ARC International; Conique Pepsi tumblers

Indirect Transfer, Glass: T2 Solutions; Pressure-sensitive ceramic decal from thermal transfer printer

Indirect Transfer, Ceramic:
 Decoritalia; Golden jubilee plate and mug

Hand Decorated, Glass: East Palestine China; Hand-painted glass and bowl.

Hand Decorated, Ceramic: Tiffany & Co.; Bogatelle vase

Grit-Sandblast-Etched, Glass:
 Decoritalia.; crystal box and lid
Grit-Sandblast-Etched, Ceramic: Catalina China.; New York skyline 11 oz mug

Auto Window Glass: PPG Industries; Boeing 777 windshield

Architectural, Glass:
 Glassmasters; Gazebo stained- glass, flat glass decoration

Architectural, Ceramic:
 Decoritalia; Denim tile

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Founder's Awards

Ed Weiner ('16)
Nancy Klinefelter ('14)
Sandra Spence ('06)

Discovery Winners

2008 Discovery Awards

2007 Discovery Awards
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2006 Discovery Awards
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2005 Discovery Awards
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2004 Discovery Awards

2003 Discover Awards
reprinted from Ceramic Industry Magazine