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.


It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the sudden and tragic death of our wonderful Amanda Moriarty.
Amanda had been a vital part of CGS for many years and has been an exemplary Treasurer. Those of you who knew Amanda will remember her as a feisty, funny and delightful person who brought an enthusiasm and dedication to everything that she did. We will all miss her greatly.


Call to all CGS South West Members
In 2017, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) celebrated 20 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK. It now has almost 1,000 members both nationally and internationally.
To continue the celebration of this landmark anniversary and to raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass, a series of linked exhibitions are being held around Great Britain over the next three years. This circular tour will start and end in the South West.


CGS at National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Gifted Glass

Saturday 21 October 2017 – Sunday 11 March 2018

The CGS is teaming up with the National Glass Centre to present a selling exhibition opening in National Glass Centre’s Long Gallery on Saturday 21 October 2017- Sunday 11 March 2018.
Artists selected;
Stuart Akroyd, Emma Baker, Rosie Deegan, Armel Desrues, 'JoGa Glass' Josean Garcia
Alison Lowry, Clare Wilson, Catherine Hough , Carrie Fertig, Dominic Fondé
Morag Reekie, Susan Sinclair

Own Art will be available to buyers wishing to access interest free credit to purchase more expensive pieces. National Glass Centre wants to profile and promote the work of CGS members and encourage its visitors to buy glass.
Images Alison Lowry, Stuart Akroyd, Rosie Deegan, Armel Desrues


CGS has teamed up with The Design Trust to offer an online programme of workshops designed to improve your business

Patricia van den Akker