Glass Skills: Cutting Edge Showcase 1

Welcome to our series of pop-up exhibitions of outstanding glass art.

As part of our Glass Skills year of celebration, we’ve launched a series of Cutting Edge Showcases – four online exhibitions that each present the work of four artists.

Dedicated to presenting the work of CGS members, the shows provide an intense burst of cutting edge art that will be permanently accessible in the CGS Online Gallery collections at www.cgs.org.uk. Exhibiting their work in the first Glass Skills showcase are Joseph Cavalieri, Jonathan Harris, Heike Brachlow and Simon Hopkinson.

Glass Skills encompasses a whole year of exhibitions that explore the part that glassmakers play in keeping ancient skills alive, and in adapting them to create innovative and original art for today. As well as major CGS-organised events, there are linked exhibitions with some of the most important organisations and galleries in the UK.

Highlights include the best in contemporary blown, hot-worked and sand-cast glass at Hot Glass: new work from the furnace, being held at Contemporary Applied Arts in London from April 19 to May 25. And, in October 201, the Glass Skills conference at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland will explore the fusion of art and technique.