News | 25-04-2024

What is in CGS Glass Network magazine #84?

Glass Network magazine editor, Linda Banks, highlights some of the content in the upcoming print magazine, which will be arriving through members’ doors soon

Whatever stage we are at with our glassmaking – from established professional to just starting out – it is always fascinating to hear about the people who have made a successful career through working with this fabulous material. What are those magic ingredients that come together to allow them to grow a thriving business?

The upcoming May 2024 edition #84 of the Contemporary Glass Society’s (CGS) magazine Glass Networkseeks to uncover the secrets through a series of articles focusing on some of the enduring names in contemporary glass – from US stars like Dale Chihuly and Paul Stankard to leading lights in British glass, such as Effie Burns.

The enduring traits among those who have ‘made it’ include dedication to perfecting their craft, gritty determination in the face of adversity, collaboration, vision and no small amount of talent.

Whether you are a business owner or a hobbyist, I hope readers of this issue will find these stories uplifting and inspirational.

We also feature a preview of the final British Glass Biennale/International Festival of Glass/Bead Biennale under the stewardship of the Ruskin Mill Land Trust at The Glasshouse in Stourbridge, West Midlands, this summer, before the Glass Art Society takes the reins for the 2026 event.

As usual, there will be many glass-focused events around the area during the exhibition period (23 August-28 September 2024) and CGS will have its regular display of members’ glass postcards for sale, plus the ‘New Horizons’ exhibition (also previewed in the magazine).

Please look out for books of raffle tickets in your envelope, with the opportunity to win glass prizes by some big names in contemporary glass, including Peter Layton, Max Jacquard, Teign Valley Glass, Gillies Jones, Simon Moore and many more. CGS hopes you will buy them yourself or sell them to friends and family, to help raise funds that the Board will use for projects and exhibitions to benefit our members.

Glass Network print magazine is sent to all members of CGS. If you are not yet a member and would like to join, why not sign up via this link?

Image: Dale Chihuly’s ‘Red Reeds and Niijima Floats’ at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona.© 2021 Chihuly Studio. All rights reserved. Photo: Nathaniel Willson.

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