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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

  • 22-06-2024

    Apply to exhibit at International Biennale of Glass in Bulgaria

    Glass artists from around the world are invited to apply for the fifth edition of the International...

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  • 21-06-2024

    Screen test

    Glass artist James Cockerill loves experimenting with traditional methods and the latest...

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  • 21-06-2024

    Stained glass at Sandlings Sculpture Garden

    ‘Shields’ and ‘Circles’ stained glass works by Surinder Warboys are on show as part of a...

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Current Online Exhibition

“Cycles of Life”  Launched on 6th May 2024

From the smallest microbe to the biggest animal on earth – the Antarctic blue whale – we all experience the cycle of life from birth Preview...

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Members Spotlight

Vanadis Glass

I am a BA Craft and Material Practices student at Arts University Plymouth specialising in glassblowing. I am greatly inspired by femininity and...

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Members Spotlight

Maria McCann

I live and work in Wiltshire, England. I have a passion (some may call it an addiction) for glass. I started out as a stained glass artist in 2006,...

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Members Spotlight

Sarah Nichols

I've been collecting glass seriously for about 10 years. Most of my collection is historic (Murano from 1940s to 1980s) but I do collect...

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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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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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