This latest Exhibition is themed around flameworking, and finding inspiration from the following poem:

Short Flames poem by Raul Moreno|

Liquid Fire
Eruption of ash,
Earth bleeds as the mountain vents:
A river of flames.

It was a chance for 10 selected flameworking CGS artists to demonstrate their relationship between the flame, and the molten glass with which they work.

This was a CGS members juried show.

Launched on 24th January 2017


This online gallery show is themed around multiples of objects.

Contrasting collections of items and glass in multiples.

noun: multiple
a number that may be divided by another a certain number of times without a remainder.

noun: motley
an incongruous mixture.

40 Contemporary Glass Society Members were selected from all the submissions we received and we are delighted to launch this varied show.

Launch date of this exhibition: 31st of October..


This show is an online European Glass Show (Open to non-members). There is no allotted theme, just a show of contemporary glass from artists living, working or studying in Europe..

45 artists were selected by the CGS committee and we are delighted to share their work.

Thank you to all those that entered work for the show.

The show was launched on the 28th July 2016.


A CGS online exhibition of Architectural Installations.

20 CGS members were selected, to submit one photo of work selected by the CGS board.

The theme for the show was for work to architectural and of work that had to principally be installed within an interior.

Thank you to all those that submitted work.

The exhibition was launched on the 18th Sept 2016


Glass Art that is also functional!

35 CGS members were selected to take part in this showcase of functional glass.

Thank you to all those that submitted an image of work.

The launch date for this online exhibition: 23rd May 2016.


60 members were selected from a wide range of entries for this gallery exhibition themed around birds, or work that is influenced by birds.

The show was launched on 18th March 2016.

Thank you to all those members that entered work. We had a large number of entries for this show and it was super to see so many members take an interest.


We thought we could all do with something to brighten up the winter months of January and February and bring in something to make us dream of sun and warmth!

The theme for this online gallery show is simple. Something yellow!

60 CGS members were chosen for the show, highlighting varied and delightful bursts of colour using vibrant yellows within glass.

This online exhibition was launched on 5th of February 2016

We had an overwhelming number of entries for this show, so thank you to all those that submitted work and if your work was not selected this time, please do apply for the next show in the coming weeks.


Our honorary member Peter Layton has help put together and suggest images for a Memorial Exhibition for Glass Artist Karen Lawrence who sadly passed away in 2013.

In February 2016, the Gallery at London Glassblowing are hosting a major retrospective of her extraordinary body of work. This is in fact the first comprehensive showing of her oeuvre. Spanning her whole career, including her beginnings as a metalworking student at Buckingham College of Design; her period working with me at London Glassblowing during the 90’s; and finally the exquisite pieces she produced in her own studio from 1998 to 2012.

Visually delicate, these pieces are structurally strong, in some cases enhanced by electro-formed metalwork. Her husband, the irrepressible rock musician, John Otway, has in his possession over 100 of these extraordinary pieces. Many of them are of museum quality and as someone who knows the standard of work produced globally.

There is some information at:

This highlight show was launched in January 2016

London Glassblowing
+44 (0)207 403 2800
62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD


Purity is the absence of impurity or contaminants in a substance.

Ice is water frozen into a solid state. Depending on the presence of impurities such as particles of soil or bubbles of air, it can appear transparent or a more or less opaque bluish-white color.

It falls as snowflakes and hail or occurs as frost, icicles or ice spikes. Glass shares many similar qualities, the material shining with light and imbued with subtle hues of liquid transparency.

50 CGS members have been selected to take part in this visually stunning online glass exhibition.

Thank you to all those that submitted a piece of work. For each online gallery show, pieces are juried and selected by the CGS committee. We had a large number of entries for this show and were delighted with the response from members.

Launched on 4th February 2015


This is the first show we have held that celebrates the technique of water jet cutting. Although water jet cutting has long been used for a variety of materials, over recent years water jet cutting has revolutionised the glass industry and is now being explored by artists as a way to interpret precise and intricate ideas within glass.

The CGS invited both non members and members from the UK and abroad, to apply for this show. The result is this dazzling array of finely-crafted work of 20 glass artists from around the globe.

Artists included orginate from Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, The USA, Norway, Spain and Wales.

Renowned Glass artist Vanessa Cutler also kindly assisted in the selection and curation of the work shown. Vanessa’s work is concerned with pushing the parameters of water jet cutting technology and she is considered a specialist in her field.

We asked her to highlight her thoughts on the process of water jet cutting and it’s current use within glass art:

“As someone who encountered the water jet process about 20yrs ago its application has developed now into something that glass artists can now really apply effectively and innovatively into their work.

The use of water jet cutting has now become established within the glass artists toolkit. As digital technology plays an increasing role in the development of ideas the use of such machinery is becoming easier to access, by knowing the types of files and not being shy in giving it a go artists are now displaying its aesthetical and mechanical application. Aesthetical in terms of following exactly as the artists intentions, the ability to draw and reproduce the forms required. Mechanical in terms of accuracy and repeatability.

As more artists have explored the process other have followed opening and enabling exploration and new areas of interpretation across all areas of glass. The process has fed into kiln-forming, hot glass application as well as the architectural, allowing size and scale to be exploited. Throughout he world the process is being used from the repetition of shapes for efficiency in cutting for architectural projects through the limited runs, production pieces to the one-off’s that demonstrate the artists ideas rather that the technical ability of just one process. This process is part of the tool kit and this exhibition of works just the process demonstrate how it is being applied and that it is available to anyone in all fields of glass. ”

The show was launched in May 2014.