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The Contemporary Glass Society

CGS is the UK’s foremost organisation supporting both established glass artists and up-and-coming makers. Our mission and passion are to promote contemporary glass among the art world and wider public.

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Join our contemporary glass community

CGS is a dynamic and growing community, passionate about contemporary glass. We champion the work of glass artists, fuel the enthusiasm of glass collectors and inspire glass lovers.

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EXHIBITIONS

Enjoy contemporary glass

At CGS our ambition is to enable people to discover more about the amazing medium that is contemporary glass – to see, make, enjoy and buy beautiful glass work.

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Latest News

  • 11-07-2024

    CGS AGM and activities at International Festival of Glass

    Alongside the many activities and exhibitions taking place during the 2024 International Festival...

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  • 10-07-2024

    Sign up for glass painting masterclasses

    The Architectural Glass Centre at Swansea College of Art is offering two specialist glass painting...

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  • 10-07-2024

    Apply for craft grant funding from QEST

    Once again, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has opened for applications for its grant...

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Current Online Exhibition

“Cultural Traditions.” Launch – 8th July 2024

“Cultural Traditions.” 8th July – 2nd September Theme: Traditions develop around religion, holidays, food, dance, clothing,...

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Members Spotlight

Maria Donnai

I am a visual artist working primarily with a combination of porcelain and glass. I aim to encourage people to pause, look twice and think about the...

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Members Spotlight

Maria Torrendell

I put glass in a kiln, so I hardly ever know what to expect when I open it's door. Years go by and I am still powerfully drawn to glass, a material...

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JULIE JOHNSON

I am a scottish glassmaker, specialising in blown and sculpted glass at the furnace. I work and live in Brittany,

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Members Spotlight

Frances Walley

Following a varied teaching career often related to art education, I developed a passion for glass when I started working with stained glass, and...

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Become a member

Join our glass community today! Enjoy a wide range of benefits, including access to other glass artists, world-class exhibitions, exclusive discounts, networks, regular news and opportunities to showcase your work.

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Corporate

Our corporate members are a vital part of our network, offering support, information and discounts to CGS members. You can support them too by clicking through.

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Support Us

Your support is invaluable to our charity and makes a real difference. Share in the excitement of contemporary glass, sustaining ground-breaking exhibitions, world-class conferences and award-winning learning programmes and events.

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