ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: SGCD's 2002 Discovery Awards

The SGCD's 2002 Discovery Awards recognized outstanding decorated ceramic and glassware design and technical achievements.

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCD) sponsors the annual Discovery Awards competition to recognize outstanding decorated ceramic and glassware design and technical achievements. Winners are honored during the awards banquet at the annual DECO trade show and seminar. The 2002 awards featured 320 entries in 15 design and 7 technical categories. Two awards were presented in each design category, with glass and ceramic entries judged separately.

In addition to the design and technical awards, SGCD also honored two Discovery entries for overall merit. All entries were displayed in SGCD’s Discovery Room during DECO 2002 in Arlington, Va., February 23-26, and winners were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed each category and selected winners by consensus. This year’s judging panel included Holly Carter, U.S. Glass/; Arn Bernstein, ASI; and Norb Buddenbohn, Baltimore Glassware Decorators and past SGCD president (1971-72).

Photos and brief descriptions for each of the 2002 Discovery Award winners follow.

Vandenoever Award: Lenox China

Every year, SGCD members who visit the Discovery Room vote to select a “Best of Show” entry to receive the annual Vandenoever Award. The 2002 recipient is Lenox China for its White House-commissioned “Clinton Service” tableware commemorating the White House’s 100th anniversary. The ware is decorated with raised paste and hand-applied precious metal.

Judges’ Award: Design Point Decal

SGCD’s four-judge panel selected its own “Best of Show” recipient after reviewing every entry in the Discovery Room. The 2002 recipient is Design Point Decal for this “Yankee Stadium” screen-printed, four-panel, water-slide decal on porcelain.

Discovery Awards for Excellence in Design

Food Containers, Ceramic: Decor America
Pomona soup tureen decorated for Port Meirion.

Food Containers, Glass: Libbey Inc.
Screen-printed falling leaves canister.

Beverage Containers, Glass: Libbey Inc.
Retro black juice glasses.

Beverage Containers, Glass: Decor America
Saki bottles with on-glaze decal applied and fired; decorated for LIPS.

Specialty/Promotional Products and Premium, Glass: ARC International
Direct screen-printed beverage tumbler.

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

Specialty/Promotional Products and Premium, Ceramic: The Allen Co.
Black Clotfelter mug with iridescent squares and company logo screened in a two-color ceramic color blend.

Vases, Votives, etc., Glass: Quest Industries
Neon crackle candle glassware with translucent spray frost colors coated with transparent spray crackle.

Novelties & Souvenirs, Glass: AAA Glass Co.
Etched and colored L.A. Lakers wine glass with matching coaster.

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.

Novelties & Souvenirs, Ceramic: The Allen Co.
Black bistro Coyote Cafe mug imprinted in four neon colors.

Commercial Architectural Glass: Pier 1
Mosaic table with a stained glass Mediterranean design set by hand.

Collectibles, Glass: Custom Deco, Inc.
Cardinal tumbler with two forms of resist application. Acid-etched and silk-screen designs are registered to the window.

Commercial Architectural Ceramic: Decor America
“Poppies” tile decorated for Engers Keramik.

Collectibles, Ceramic: Design Point Decal
“Yankee Stadium” screen-printed, four-panel, water-slide decal on porcelain.

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

Casual Tableware, Ceramic: Oneida
Four-piece Martin house dinnerware created using an inglaze four-color decal, which was applied to the Buffalo rolled edge shape and fired through a fast-fire kiln.

Artware, Ceramic: Decoritalia
Raffaello’s “La Muta” with third fire transfer.

Casual Tableware, Ceramic: Libbey Inc.
Pine cone plate setting.

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

Formal Tableware, Ceramic: Lenox China
Serpentine five-place setting with a waterslide decal and hand enameling.

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

Food Service, Casual, Glass: Libbey Inc.
Colorful cordials.

Innovation, Ceramic: Design Point Decal
“Tea Time,” a computer-generated, ceramic, four-color, electrostatic-processed image.

Food Service, Casual, Ceramic: H.J. Amann
Aladdin flora pattern for the Sterling China Co.

Casual Tableware, Glass: Libbey Inc.
Spot fruit glasses with vintage label designs achieved with solid colors and half tones.

Food Service, Formal, Ceramic: The Homer Laughlin China Co.
Victorian lady plate with a computer-designed center. The decal was printed through a four-color process, and a rim decal was applied. The gold lines were hand-applied.

Discovery Awards for Technical Excellence

Direct Printed, Glass: Libbey Inc.
Capital Racing tumbler with tight registration and half tones combined to make a photo-quality image.

Hand Decorated, Ceramic: Tiffany & Co.
Bogatelle vase with ceramic pigments mixed dry to suit the pattern, then applied by brush with pine oil and turpentine.

Direct Printed, Glass: ARC International
Direct screen-printed Conique Pepsi tumblers.

Grit-Sandblast-Etched, Glass: Decoritalia
Crystal box and lid made with a sandblasting mask and gold application.

Direct Printed, Ceramic: The Allen Co.
Black “Fraze Pavilion” spinner mug. The design was imprinted with a direct-screen organic polymer four-color process.

Grit-Sandblast-Etched, Ceramic: Catalina China
New York skyline 11 oz mug.

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

Auto Window Glass: PPG Industries
Boeing 777 windshield.

Indirect Transfer, Ceramic: Decoritalia
Golden jubilee plate and mug decorated with inglaze firing using gold and platinum on porcelain.

Architectural, Glass: Glassmasters
Gazebo stained glass, flat glass decoration.

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

Architectural, Ceramic: Decoritalia
Denim tile decorated with on-glaze firing and a small listello for wall use.

About SGCD

SGCD was founded in 1963 and now serves a record number of decorators and vendors to the decorating industry. A total of 433 members and their associates attended the annual show and technical seminar in Arlington, Va., which included the Discovery Award program. The 2003 awards will be presented in Nashville, Tenn., March 30-April 1. For membership and entry details, call SGCD at (301) 951-3933 or visit

All photos by Andrew Wagner.

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