Exhibitions | 23-04-2023

CGS Sumptuous Summer exhibitors selected

Make a note to visit the upcoming Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) exhibition on the theme of ‘Sumptuous Summer’, being held at Buckenham Galleries in Southwold, Suffolk during June and July 2023. Around 30 artists have been selected for the show at this leading contemporary art space.

This exhibition celebrates the warmth and sensuous pleasure of a Sumptuous Summer. The artists have had the opportunity to explore anything that relates to that glorious season, which extends from the June solstice through to the September equinox.

Cathryn Shilling’s ‘Garniture Rainbow Vessel’. Photo: Ester Segarra

There will be a wide range of contemporary glass art on display, with a mix of wall pieces and plinth-based work. The pieces will be for sale and there is a range of prices, making contemporary glass attainable by all.

Many different techniques and styles have been chosen, demonstrating the versatility of this fascinating material. The selection was made by the gallery owners and the internationally renowned glass artist, David Reekie, whose studio is located not far away in Norfolk.

The selected artists are Alison Allum, Andreya Bennett, Beverley Bunn, Teresa Chlapowski, Jeanette Cook, Julie Anne Denton, Magda Gay, Hannah Gibson, Helen Hancock, Catherine Hough, Ingrid Hunter, Susan Kinley, Jane Littlefield, Marian Monas, Jackie Monk, Emmy Palmer, Susan Purser Hope, Lesley Pyke, Ana Laura Quintana, Morag Reekie, Annie Ross, Annica Sandström with David Kaplan, Katrina Shearlaw, Cathryn Shilling, Phillipa Silcock, Kathryn Sumroy, Nancy Sutcliffe, Frans Wesselman and Maria Zulueta.

Beverley Bunn’s ‘Sunset Over the Airfield’.


The exhibition runs from 1 June to 15 July 2023, with a Preview afternoon on Saturday 3 June at 2pm when visitors will be able to see the array of glorious glass close up and meet the artists to find out more about their work and techniques.

Buckenham Galleries is at: Buckenham House, 81 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6DS. Website: https://buckenhamgalleries.co.uk

Main image: ‘Del Mar’ (medium) by Emmy Palmer.

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