We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.

How to Pack Glass Safely video

David Reekie from the CGS gives an excellent and fascinating demonstration on how to pack glass safely. Thank you to David, for taking the time to share this with us.<


History of Murano Glass by Marco Piazzalunga, Italian glass jewelry designer.
- Glass artists and bead makers
- Glass associations, museums, schools, magazines
- Jewelry factories, laboratories, suppliers


Mike Rowe
31 Templar Rd, Yate,Bristol,BS37 5TF Yate BS37 5TF S. Gloucestershire
01454 880892

IGF Studios

Integrated Glass Forming. 31 Templar Road, Yate, Bristol. Somerset. BS37 5TF.
Tel: +44(0)1454 880 892

Large Kiln (2.5 x 1.5m), Small Kiln, Spaghetti Kiln Glass Casting Kiln (Small), Glass Saw, Glass Drill, Laminating, Safety Break Coating.

Insurance and Transport

Please note CGS does not recommend any of these companies but we are sharing information past on to us from our members.


Phillippa Levy 0207790 1963 All types of insurance for artists and craftspeople, including cover for studios, stock and machinery, public liability, exhibitions UK and abroad, goods in transport

Ian W Wallace Ltd 0800919359 Complete insurance package including Public/ Product liability, Stock, Equipment Employers liability.


Aardvark They run deliveries from Scotland to London weekly ; so best to make arrangements a good few days in advance. Within the UK, I cannot recommend Aardvark more highly ; they are wonderful and very affordable. They treat all work very professionally and are a small company so can afford to take special care. 01753777600 are transporters but do not insure work. also

KPAK 02086467799 who are art transporters, will do the whole job.

Anglo Pacific International, 0208 838 8008 contact Mary Thomassen

Integrated Glass Systems

Glass furnaces by Durk Valkema

International Glass Centre

Dudley College West Midlands

International Institute for Glass Research (UK)

The Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) was formed to promote and facilitate research in Glass at a national and international level. It will also foster a wider public awareness of the artistic dimensions of Studio Art Glass.

International Society of Glass Bead Makers

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of making hand-crafted glass beads.

Jackson Fawkes

16a Stafford Mill, London Road, Thrupp. Gloucestershire. GL5 2AZ.
Tel: +44(0)1453 767 234.
Kilns for casting, fusing, slumping, painting,
Facilities for model and mould making.
Coldworking facilities for grinding, polishing, sandblasting, engraving, drilling.