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.


To celebrate the memory of our wonderful Treasurer, with your help, we have created the Amanda Moriarty Prize.
You can apply for £500 to help you create something wonderful, something different with the help of this prize money.
Deadline Tuesday 31st July 2018


An invitation for CGS members to share work with us that explores the world of Murrini.
DEADLINE: Friday 6th July.


CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery
May – June 2019
( actual date to be confirmed )
CLOSING DATE: 20th November 2018

The photographs that Henri Cartier-Bresson took of Matisse in his seventies, working in his studio, also captured many of the objects that the artist had collected over the decades. Some of these objects appear many times in his work and he wrote of them ‘Objects which have been of use to me nearly all my life’

In May 2019 London Glassblowing will be hosting Inspired, a juried exhibition of work by members of the Contemporary Glass Society. Participants will create a work of art in glass inspired by an object.

For this exhibition the judges will be looking for new and original pieces and not just copies of the chosen object.

Selected artworks will be displayed alongside a representation of the tangible object that inspired the piece.


Devon Guild have been funded by Art Council England to support older artists/ makers over the age of 70. We are able to commission 5 older professional artists/ makers and show the work in an exhibition at our gallery in the autumn of 2019. All the information your members require is in the attached document.


Glorious Glass! – 20 Years of the Contemporary Glass Society
Exhibition at Maidstone Museum

Dates: Saturday, 15th September to Saturday, 10th November 2018
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
(from 1st November - closed on Sundays)

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) celebrates 20 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of contemporary glass makers across the U.K. and internationally, representing almost 1,000 members.
We are celebrating this landmark anniversary and raising awareness of the glory of contemporary glass through a series of linked exhibitions which are being held around Great Britain over the next three years. CGS has chosen Maidstone Museum to host our second event.