Glorious Glass! – 20 Years of the Contemporary Glass Society, Call to CGS members in the South West

Glorious Glass! – 20 Years of the Contemporary Glass Society.
At the Creative Innovation Centre,
Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3PF.

Dates: Wednesday, 21st February to Friday, 30th March, 2018
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday – 9.30am to 4.00pm

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 has chosen the Creative Innovation Centre (CIC) and Taunton as the first venue where we will be displaying glass art work from artists based in the South West. The exhibition is open to all members so that the work will range from international high flyers to hobbyists.
The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate just how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques and also discover their own local glass artists.

The work displayed will feature a wide range of techniques from hot blown forms, fused glass, stained glass panels, pate de verre,engraving, jewellery, cast glass and more. Each artist will explain why glass is glorious to them and why they have chosen the pieces on display to express that passion for their chosen material. All the work on display will be for sale.

There will be a Glass Forum day, with a number of speakers discussing their work, techniques and their root into glass making.. A numbers of events will be running during the exhibition, which will include meet the artists, workshops and a craft fair.

CGS South West members are invited to take part in this first Glorious Glass Exhibition, see Application form and Information below

Any queries contact

Images: Geraldine McLoughlin, Liz Sparkes, Ian Palfrey, Susan Burne ( all these artists aim to take part in the show)