Contemporary Glass Society: “New Horizons.” Exhibition at the Stourbridge Glass Museum

 Contemporary Glass Society: “New Horizons.”

Exhibition at the Stourbridge Glass Museum –

13th July to 17th November 2024

Following on from CGS’s very successful and popular 25th Anniversary exhibition at the Stourbridge Glass Museum in 2022, we are delighted to be invited back and are returning to the Museum with our new exhibition “New Horizons”.

New Horizons” runs for four months from 13th July to 17th November, 2024 and coincides with the Stourbridge based International Festival of Glass and Glass Biennale which takes place during the summer. The Stourbridge Glass Museum is an ideal venue to host this display of exemplary contemporary glass from CGS members and, alongside this stunning display of work, CGS is running supporting events including artist talks and an opportunity to meet some of the makers.

Meet the Makers on Saturday 24th August from 11.00am – 12.30pm.

Penny Carter     Totem Poles

Stourbridge Glass Museum opened in 2022 in the centre of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.  This world class venue houses over 500 items from the internationally renowned Stourbridge Glass Collection, celebrating the heritage of glassmaking in both the local area and internationally.  In addition, the Museum also highlights the best in contemporary glass design,

The “New Horizons” exhibition will showcase both traditional methods of glass making along with modern techniques, all producing contemporary work that challenges and explores the boundaries of glass. All the work on show will be either be made especially for the exhibition or is work which has been made since 2022 but has not been previously exhibited. Consequently, “New Horizons” provides a unique opportunity to experience work never before seen in public.

A diverse range of glass making processes from hot glass, casting, kiln formed, pâte de verre, lampworking, neon, and stained glass will be represented by the following artists:

Anthony Amoako-Attah, Emma Baker, Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Heike Brachlow, Sarah Brown, Karen Browning, Penny Carter, James Devereux, Catherine Dunstan, Fiaz Elson, Dominic Fondé, Richard Jackson, Verity Pulford, Susan Purser Hope, Laura Quinn, Tim Rawlinson, Opal Seabrook, Ruth Shelley, Angela Thwaites, and Brian Waugh.

  Tim Rawlinson        Trewyn Light

This cornucopia of glass work reflects the dynamism and sheer talent of contemporary glass in this country and demonstrates how glass makers continue to develop and challenge our understanding of glass as an artistic medium.

The Contemporary Glass Society “New Horizons” exhibition is an opportunity to view and experience the best of British contemporary glass artists and should not be missed!

We are grateful to the Golsoncott Foundation for a grant towards this exhibition.

“Thanks for the Memory” CGS Members Exhibition at the International Festival of Glass 23rd August – 28th September 2024

“Thanks for the Memory”

CGS Members Exhibition at the International Festival of Glass

23rd August – 28th September 2024


Sponsored by Mark Holford and Alan J Poole

Do you remember – Fans Wesselman

2024 sees the last International Festival of Glass to be held at the Ruskin Centre in Stourbridge.  The Contemporary Glass Society has been involved with the Festival since its inception. As our time at the Ruskin Centre comes to an end and we look forward to the next era of the Festival, to celebrate the amazing journey we have all had we have asked our members to share their own memories. 

Come to the Private View on Friday 23rd August 5.00 pm at the Ruskin Centre and bring your credit card to buy one of our amazing pieces.

Memories are magical moments that we treasure so join us in our last Postcard Show at the Ruskin Centre and visit a small treasure full of memories. 

Over 130 CGS members are to be part of this fantastic and fun fundraising show.  Our exhibition always gains a great deal of coverage with many pieces selling – collected by, the public, fellow makers and some of Britain’s leading contemporary glass collectors!

All work is for sale at affordable prices £50, £75 or £100.

In addition…..there will be Prizes for our wonderful makers:

The People’s Prize – £300. Sponsored by Mark Holford.
Best in Show – £300. Sponsored by Alan J Poole

2 x Runner’s Up – £100 each. Sponsored by Mark Holford.

Katharine Coleman – Biennale Memories

Louise Burns – A Wild Summer Garden

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR GLASS ARTISTS: ‘Cultural Traditions’ the next online CGS selling exhibition

Deadline – 21st June 2024
Live on- 8th July 2024
APPLY for ‘Cultural Traditions’.
The next CGS online selling glass exhibition
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Theme:
“Traditions develop around religion, holidays, food, dance, clothing, language, music, crafts and pastimes, or anything else important to your cultural background. Traditions help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society.”
We invite you to show us what is important to you and what your legends are.
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Please submit through your membership portal.
Non-member glass artists or designers are welcome to join and take part. You’ll need to visit the ‘BECOME A MEMBER’ page at www.cgs.org.uk
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Rules:
-Submit 1 image only.
-Do not submit work that has been accepted to other online CGS shows.
– Make sure photography is excellent. (Check out our Resource and Noticeboard pages for advice).
– Include all your contact details and social links.
Include your country.
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Email us at info@cgs.org.uk or cgsweb@hotmail.co.uk if you need any help.

Are you curious about the advantages of joining and what you receive as a member?

Start looking at what is included with your membership and all the gorgeous perks that you get straight away!

Membership:

Student from £2.91/ month!

Full from £5/month!

 

Your own CGS webpage
Glass Network digital magazine
Glass Network print magazine
Member’s Spotlight
Regular email newsletters
Exhibition & Selling opportunities
CGS social media presence
Use of the CGS logo
Members-only advice line
Practical advice and courses
Network with a supportive community
Contact with other artists
Submit content to Glass Network and Glass Network digital
Discounted prices on sponsorship and advertising options
Resources
Exclusive supplier discounts
Early-bird invitation and discount for the CGS conference
Full voting rights

 

JOIN TODAY!!

Glass Sellers’ CGS PRIZE and New Graduate Review 2024

CALL TO ALL 2024 GRADUATES


Glass Sellers’ CGS PRIZE
and New Graduate Review 2024

Application forms are available from 3rd June 2024: via CuratorSpace

Deadline Monday 5pm 15th July 2024

Apply HERE

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted that once again the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund has supported the Prize and Review together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP and our other sponsors, Creative Glass, Pearsons Glass, Warm Glass and Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture.

2023 Glass Sellers’ CGS – Graduate Prize Winner, Beth Colledge

As students emerge from their education, CGS and the Glass Sellers’ aim to support graduates at the beginning of their journey towards a long career in glass making. The Graduate Review offers graduates the chance to promote their work to a worldwide audience and many previous winners have gone on to establish themselves as professional makers.

There will be a Winner, Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes, along with several Commendations.  All will appear in the Glass Sellers’ CGSNew Graduate Review 2024.

Application forms are available from 3rd June 2024: via CuratorSpace

Deadline Monday 5pm 15th July 2024

PRIZES;

The first prize includes:

  • £500 cash
  • £200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
  • A promotional package, including Cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
  • Two years’ CGS Membership.
  • A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine
  • Alan J Poole will provide a selection of glass related books

Second Prize

  • £150 cash
  • £100 voucher from Warm Glass,
  • A Year’s Subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine
  •  One year’s CGS Membership

Runners Up

Two Runners-up will each receive:

  • £50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass,
  • A Year’s Subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine.
  • One year’s CGS Membership.

CGS New Graduate Review: a 16 page publication, will be circulated extensively to all colleges, museums, CGS members and will appear in Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture (circulated world-wide). It is a wonderful opportunity for graduates to have their work seen across the world.

There will also be a CGS online exhibition on the CGS website.  This will show all work featured in the New Graduate Review 2024

Criteria for Selection

  • You must be graduating from a British or Irish accredited course in 2024
  • Work must consist of at least 50% glass.
  • The work will be judged for quality and concept.

Applications can be made from up to 5pm, 15th July, 2024

Apply HERE

A panel of experts will select the prizes winners.  Winning entries will be announced by 15th August, 2024, together with commended graduates that will all feature in the New Graduate Review, due out in November 2024.
The New Graduate Review will also be featured in the winter edition of Neues Glas- New Glass: Art & Architecture

We are grateful to all the sponsors, without whom this would not be possible.

Sponsored by:

Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP,

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund,
Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Neues Glas and Alan J. Poole

                    

 

   

 

                      

 

JOIN US! for ‘MEET THE MAKERS’-Artists taking part in “Cycles of Life” on Wed 26th June

CGS Members taking part in our current online glass exhibition will talk about their work, techniques and inspiration on Zoom.

You should have received the Zoom link and password in the E-bulletin.
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If you’re a new artist or glass enthusiast, you can JOIN HERE.
After signing up, please email admin@cgs.org.uk to get the Zoom links.
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Remember, all talks are recorded and as a CGS Member, you can listen to them whenever you want!

 

 

From the smallest microbe to the biggest animal on earth – the Antarctic blue whale – we all experience the cycle of life from birth through to death.  Shakespeare wrote about the 7 ages of man – the infant, the schoolboy, the lover, the soldier, the justice, the pantaloon and old age.

The rhythm of life has a powerful beat so we invited CGS members and glass artists to show us their journey through the natural world. Even their glass pieces go through a cycle of creation!

37 Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Members took up the invitation – and here we show you what they produced!

“Cycles of Life”  Launched on 6th May 2024

Most work is for sale – please contact the artists directly to make a purchase.

If you need any help or have any questions about the show or taking part, PLEASE EMAIL info@cgs.org.uk

 

“Balance and Harmony” A joint exhibition by the Contemporary Glass Society and the Scottish Glass Society

“Balance and Harmony”

A joint exhibition by the Contemporary Glass Society

and the Scottish Glass Society

Wednesday, 18th September to Wednesday, 25th September, 2024

Application deadline –  Friday, 26th July 2024

Applications are made via Curatorspace  LINK

In 2024, the Scottish Glass Society (SGS) have invited the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) to collaborate on a joint exhibition of contemporary glass art created by members of both societies. This is an selected exhibition with the theme of “Balance & Harmony “open to all members of SGS and CGS members.
The exhibition will be held in the Trades Hall, Glasgow, in the Merchant City area and runs from Wednesday, 18th to Wednesday, 25th September 2024, coinciding with the Glasgow ‘Doors Open’ week.

Applications are made via Curatorspace  LINK

CGS Online Exhibition Circle of Life

CGS Online Exhibition
Circle of Life
From 6th May 2014

 From the smallest microbe to the biggest animal on earth – the Antarctic blue whale – we all experience the cycle of life from birth through to death.  Shakespeare wrote about the 7 ages of man – the infant, the schoolboy, the lover, the soldier, the justice, the pantaloon, and old age.
The rhythm of life has a powerful beat, 37 CGS members show us their journey through the natural world – even their glass pieces go through a cycle of creation!

Visit HERE to see the amazing work of 37 artists, most pieces are for sale, to buy work please contact the artists directly.
Elena Fleury- Rojo – Message in a Bottle

Artists

Lynda Addison, Janine Altman, Emma Butler-Cole Aiken,
Teresa Chlapowsk, Lisa Coles, Karina Del Savio, Laura Dutton,
Keith Dymond, Anna Eggert, Rachel Mary Elliott, Elena Fleury-Rojo, Una Galbraith, Hannah Gibson, Jianyong Guo, Steven Graham, Tali Grinshpan, Suzy Hannabuss Julia Hayward, Clare Hepworth-Wain, Oriel Hicks, Robin Hoerth, Jennifer Anne Kelly, Laura Kriefman, Emma Mayle, Tony Ovenell, Lynn Purcell, Tami Rauch, Elaine Rettger, Moira Robinson, Michelle Ryan.
 Mariana Sabbatella, Ruth Shelley, Katherine Stephenson, Nancy Sutcliffe, Jane Vincent, Brian Waugh, Sarah Wilkinson,

Teresa Chlapowsk- View for my window

Oriel Hicks- Puffin

 

CGS Fund Raising Raffle

BUY YOUR TICKETS TO WIN ONE OF OUR AMAZING 15 PRIZES –

CGS members will receive tickets with their latest magazine, others can request tickets from admin@cgs.org.uk

Ticket Price £2 each in books of 5

 Draw on Sunday 25th August 12 noon at the International Festival of Glass
Turquoise Glacier Medium Stoneform  –  Peter Layton

pay by: paypal to admin@cgs.org.uk using raffle plus last name  as reference  or
Pay by BACS using raffle with last name & initial as reference
Sort Code 55-61-08,  Account Number 66519578  Transaction code 77,
SWIFT – CODE,  NWBKGB2L       I-BAN  Number GB54NWBK55610866519578

Please send Cheques and counterfoils to: CGS, The White House, Ipswich Rd Dickleburgh IP21 4NJ

Registered with South Norfolk Council  SL0232
CGS Registered in England & Wales No. 5062300 Registered Office:
The White House, Ipswich Rd, Dickleburgh, Norfolk IP21 4NJ,Registered Charity No. 1153382

 

CGS Members Exhibition at the International Festival of Glass

“Thanks for the Memory”

CGS Members Exhibition at the International Festival of Glass

23rd August – 28th September, 2024


Sponsored by Mark Holford and Alan J Poole

Register HERE 

Deadline 31st March 2024

 2024 sees the last International Festival of Glass to be held at the Ruskin Centre in Stourbridge.  The Contemporary Glass Society has been involved with the Festival since its inception. As our time at the Ruskin Centre comes to an end and we look forward to the next era of the Festival, let’s celebrate the amazing journey we have all had. 

 Memories are magical moments that we treasure so join us in our last Postcard Show at the Ruskin Centre and create a small treasure full of memories.

 This is a call out to all members of the Contemporary Glass Society to be part of a fantastic and fun fundraising show.  Our exhibition always gains a great deal of coverage with many pieces selling – your work could be bought and added to one of Britain’s leading collections!

 

Who can take part?  Thanks for the Memory is an unselected show open to all CGS members worldwide. However, space is limited, so acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, until the maximum number that can be displayed is reached.

 

To confirm a place, members will need to fill in a registration form by 31stMarch with work being delivered at the beginning of August, 2024.

Register HERE 

The brief to members:

 

  • Make a piece of glass no more than 15 x 11 cm in any direction and less that 2 cm deep.
  • Pieces will be displayed in our usual cases in the Ruskin Centre, Stourbridge resting on small shelves. (Please note lighting is restricted.)
  • To make it fun and challenging, all pieces of work will be sold for £ 50, £75 or £100. The artists retain 50% of sale.
  • Send images of work to, admin@cgs.org.uk, as soon as available as these will be used to promote the event.

In addition…..there will be Prizes:

The People’s Prize – £300. Sponsored by Mark Holford.
Best in Show – £300. Sponsored by Alan J Poole

2 x Runner’s Up – £100 each. Sponsored by Mark Holford.

Register HERE 

If you’re not already a member of CGS, you can join to take part, see Become a Member | Contemporary Glass Society (cgs.org.uk)As well as making you eligible for this exciting exhibition, you’ll be part of a dynamic contemporary glass community and receive valuable membership benefits – see full details at www.cgs.org.uk