Information

We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.

CGS Members e-books

We are please to offer these three books on cold working glass

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

CGS website instructions

Editing your profile

It is important as a member of CGS that your profile on our website is kept up to date, do log in using your membership number as your username and then your password, which can be reset if you have forgotten it. Please check that everything is correct, adding information where necessary.

Use the ‘Edit my profile’ link at the very top of the page and click through the tabs, saving any changes before you move onto the next tab, please write something about yourself, which will appear with your name in the Members Directory. The last tab is Permissions, you can say here which details you want shown or not shown on the website, we do recommend that you either have your email or website, so that people can contact you if they wish to do so.

All changes go live immediately so if you find you haven’t got it quite right, go back and make changes. Do make sure you tick the disciplin you work in and your technique and also the region where you are based.

You can up load up to 10 images and to ensure you are making best use of the site, it is very important that you have at least one image. The first image will randomly appear on the home page so it should be your best image and its size should be; 575 wide x 462 high pixels at 72dpi. All images should be around this size, but the website will resize them automatically as long as they are not too large files over 8mb.

You can upload your events, workshops, exhibitions etc on to the noticeboard section of the site, once you are logged in, using the link on the home page or at the top of all other pages to ‘ ‘Add your event/opportunity’, this is quite easy just follow instructions, keeping information short and to the point, make sure you tick which region you are in and any important dates. You can also upload an image with your text for added emphasis.

Uploading images for Online Gallery Exhibitions

If you are already a member:

  • Log in to your profile using your username and password and click on the 'Submit to exhibitions' link on the left hand side of the page.
  • Select the exhibition you wish to submit to, and also write the exhibition title in the ‘submitted to’ box.
  • Upload your image.
  • Make sure you fill in all fields below the image.
  • Remember to click save. 

You will receive an email confirming your submission. Due to the number of exhibition entries we receive, we then carry out a shortlisting process, and will confirm to you whether your work will be included in the exhibition as soon as possible. 

Advice on images

Please upload a large image. It will be resized to fit canvasses of various sizes for different contexts on the site. Where the aspect ratio of the image and the canvas differ, the image will be centred vertically or horizontally on the canvas.
 
Files must be less than 8 MB.
 
Allowed file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg. 
Cohesion Glass Network (UK)

Cohesion is the network for glassmakers. Originating in the North of England it is sponsored by Sunderland City Council.

Collecting and Commissioning Glass

Collecting Glass

Collecting and admiring glass is a passion that can last a lifetime. Exploring one area of the craft only leads to another and yet another: from blown glass to cast to fused to slumped to worked. Which in turns leads to the dizzying array of options for decorating and colouring the medium: painted to engraved to polished to etched to sand-blasted. And then, once you have satisfied yourself that you have seen all of the colours, textures and shapes possibly on offer an artist will appear who does something new and wonderful that starts the process all over again. Glass is a medium that always grows with you no matter your age, budget or taste.

Commissioning Glass

Owning a piece of glass is a pleasurable, and rewarding experience. You may have previously purchased an item from an artist, gallery or shop or have been unsuccessful in finding that right piece. If so, have you thought about commissioning a piece of work direct from an artist? Commissioning a glass artist or designer to produce a work of art can be highly enjoyable for both parties. You will find both the work and the experience both personal and unique, it will be specifically produced for you and your requirements. Each commission will vary according to the commissioner, artist, situation and circumstance but it will be something you will find rewarding.

It might be that youhave an idea for a piece for your home, a gift for someone, aseries of awards for a business or corporate venture or you are a collector of glass.

Below are some simple steps involved in commissioning a piece of glass:

  • Put some thought into what first prompted the commission.
  • Develop your brief and your idea.
  • Do research into what you are looking for and potential artists that could help.
  • Make contact with some artists.
  • Discuss ideas and budgets with the artists.
  • Make an agreement or contract.
  • Other points to consider: Fee, Fabrication, Delivery, Installation, Timescale, Maintenance and Ownership.
  • Reviewing progress- Your involvement through the process.
  • Completion& Delivery

When discussing your idea with the artist, the artist should discuss what it is you are looking for, introduce their own past portfolio and then proceed in a way that suits the commission or project. This might include their own ideas or thoughts, a potential budget, something similar that they may have done before or drawing or sample of work. Remember that Communication is all important.  It is important to keep in touch during the duration of the project. On your part, you need to be checking progress, answering questions and approving or correcting details. On their part, they should be updating you regularly on progress and letting you know if anything crops up that might delay the work being carried out.

If you need help finding an artist, please contact us at info@cgs.org.uk or admin@cgs.org.uk

 

 

Collecting Glass and Commissioning Glass

Collecting Glass

Collecting and admiring glass is a passion that can last a lifetime. Exploring one area of the craft only leads to another and yet another: from blown glass to cast to fused to slumped to worked. Which in turns leads to the dizzying array of options for decorating and colouring the medium: painted to engraved to polished to etched to sand-blasted. And then, once you have satisfied yourself that you have seen all of the colours, textures and shapes possibly on offer an artist will appear who does something new and wonderful that starts the process all over again. Glass is a medium that always grows with you no matter your age, budget or taste.

Commissioning Glass

Owning a piece of glass is a pleasurable, and rewarding experience. You may have previously purchased an item from an artist, gallery or shop or have been unsuccessful in finding that right piece. If so, have you thought about commissioning a piece of work direct from an artist? Commissioning a glass artist or designer to produce a work of art can be highly enjoyable for both parties. You will find both the work and the experience both personal and unique, it will be specifically produced for you and your requirements. Each commission will vary according to the commissioner, artist, situation and circumstance but it will be something you will find rewarding.

It might be that youhave an idea for a piece for your home, a gift for someone, aseries of awards for a business or corporate venture or you are a collector of glass.

Below are some simple steps involved in commissioning a piece of glass:

  • Put some thought into what first prompted the commission.
  • Develop your brief and your idea.
  • Do research into what you are looking for and potential artists that could help.
  • Make contact with some artists.
  • Discuss ideas and budgets with the artists.
  • Make an agreement or contract.
  • Other points to consider: Fee, Fabrication, Delivery, Installation, Timescale, Maintenance and Ownership.
  • Reviewing progress- Your involvement through the process.
  • Completion& Delivery

When discussing your idea with the artist, the artist should discuss what it is you are looking for, introduce their own past portfolio and then proceed in a way that suits the commission or project. This might include their own ideas or thoughts, a potential budget, something similar that they may have done before or drawing or sample of work. Remember that Communication is all important.  It is important to keep in touch during the duration of the project. On your part, you need to be checking progress, answering questions and approving or correcting details. On their part, they should be updating you regularly on progress and letting you know if anything crops up that might delay the work being carried out.

If you need help finding an artist, please contact us at info@cgs.org.uk or admin@cgs.org.uk

 

Corning Glass Museum (USA)

At The Corning Museum of Glass, glass isn't just for looking at or looking through. At our Museum, you can explore, research, touch, work with, and interact with glass.

Cowdy Gallery (UK)

Cowdy Gallery is one of the UK's largest independent glass galleries. The gallery, established in 1989 by Harry Cowdy and his wife Pauline Solven, shows work by leading and emergent glass artists.

Craft Courses

Craft Courses
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www.craftcourses.com
01239 805080
07843 883 568
Browse thousands of traditional and contemporary craft courses and workshops across the UK, read student reviews or buy the perfect experience gift - a CraftCourses gift voucher.

Creative Glass

Online shop with widest range and best prices for Bullseye, Artista, Spectrum, Float, Murano and Dichoric sheet glass. Plus much more and courses.

Creative Glass Guild

16 Whitehouse Street, Bedminster, Bristol. Somerset. BS3 4AY.
Tel: +44(0)871 200 3389.
Bench and kiln hire.
Email:info@creativeglassguild.co.uk
Website: www.creativeglassguild.co.uk

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