A Wolverhampton university graduate has won a prestigious national award.
The awarding winning piece took 50 hours to make
Joanna Manousis won best newcomer in the Pearson Glass awards, for her piece entitled "Lace".
The 23-year-old, from Shrewsbury, is now travelling to America to work for the top glass sculptor Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen.
Ms Manousis said: "I was overwhelmed to win such a notable and prestigious award within the glass sector of the art world."
She started working with glass three and a half years ago, after studying for a time in New York.
Ms Manousis said: "The trip really opened my eyes on what you can achieve in the medium."
Her award-winning piece is one metre in length and took 50 hours to produce.
The individual pieces of blown glass that make up the canopy are held together on a sheet of plain glass.