We hope 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.


The Glass Hub are pleased to offer CGS members 10% discount on any course booked in July 2016.
The Glass Hub: We are an educational centre based in South West England where students of all abilities can learn and develop the ancient craft of glassmaking. At The Glass Hub we provide extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise.



 We are delighted to announce the winners of the CGS 2016 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the NEW GRADUATE REVIEW.


There is an ongoing programme of CGS members work throughout the year at the National Glass Centre,Sunderland

23.06.15 02.08.16 Jessie Lee & Nicholas Rutherford
04.08.16 12.09.16 Victoria Scholes & Verity Pulford
13.09.16 20.10.16 Catherine Wilcoxson & Lesley Pyke
21.10.16 24.11.16 Max Lamb/Fiona Wilkes & Catherine Brown
25.11.16 05.01.16 Emma Butler-Cole Aiken & Karl Harron

National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
0191 515 5555
Image Jessie Lee


North Lands 20 Conference in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art.

This year we are working with North Lands Creative Glass, celebrating 20 years.

A Luddite Convention: making, technology and nature 16th - 18th September 2016.

In 2016 North Lands Creative Glass celebrates 20 years of experimenting with glass and connecting with the world from a remote Scottish village. The North Land’s 20 conference connects ideas, formed during the industrial revolution, to our present technological time. We consider our continued relationship with nature, materials, making and the body, in a progressive way. The emotive and often misused word Luddite still resonates today, perhaps because we value the idea of localized manufacturing, sustainable products, quality in our working life and manual skills. We still find intrinsic value in the relationship between making, materials and our bodies, without wishing to romanticize this.

For details of speakers

CGS will have two events at the conference that you can take an active part in, as well as enjoying the rest of the conference

Friday 16th 15.50 -16.50 Time to Share
15 CGS members, selected for their diverse practice, will talk about a piece of their own work, which they have brought to the conference, how it was made and what it means to them. An opportunity to step out of the isolation of studio work and discuss the development of technique and concept amongst a group of friendly peers.
Sunday 18th Sept 14.30 – 15.30 Matters of Mastery – The members of CGS range from those just starting out with glass to individuals whose works is internationally renowned for quality. Join us for an opportunity to question a number of members from the latter group about their techniques, approaches and career development

Plus the CGS AGM is on Friday 16th September at 16.30

For details




CGS Exhibition in partnership with London Glass Blowing
16th September – 8th October 2016
Our members were challenged to strip away all colour and work in monotones in response to this unusual brief.

Over 160 CGS members from across the world took up the challenge and made some extraordinary submissions. The selection process was extremely challenging and it took hours of discussion before 55 artists were chosen for the show. Exhibitors are predominantly from Britain, but also Canada, Estonia, France, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Spain. it will be truly an international show.