Glorious Glass in Maidstone

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.

The exhibition is open to all our South East members, enabling everyone to exhibit their work 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 and cast glass. 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 also be for sale.

The Artists: Kate, Bromley, Jennifer Brown, Anne-Marie Buffoni, Beverley Bunn, Isobel Brunsdon, Amanda Charles, Anuradha Cook, Roberta De Caro, Stephanie Else, Pamela, Fyvie, Hannah Gibson, Charles Goode, Max Jacquard, Rebecca Laister. Jessie Lee, Joanna Lloyd, Victoria Lucas Roberts, , Sarah Manly, Roberta Mason, Mary McCarten, Peter Newsome, Hildegard Pax, Lisa Pettibone, Lucy Prescott, Annie Ross, Hilary Shields, Pip Stacey, Dawn Thomas,Clare Summons, Mandy Treptow, Charlie Veniga-Garrett, Mattt Wilson, Myra Wishart.

Visitors will be able to see and understand how pieces are made through many events:

Sunday, 16th September 13:00 - 15:30 Open afternoon and meet the artists event
Saturday, 22nd September 14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon workshop
Saturday, 6th October 10:00 - 16:00 Arts Award day
Saturday, 13th October 10:30 - 16:00 Glass Forum Day, with Stoney Parsons, Max Jacquard, Hannah Gibson, Louis Thompson
Plus CGS AGM at 3.30pm
Saturday, 27th October 14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon workshop
Saturday, 3rd November 10:00 - 16:00 Glass Makers Fair ( we still have space, Stalls are £10 each see application below )

Come along and plunge into a glass fiesta of colour and delight, explore a new art form and have a go yourself! For more information on CGS, please see

Image , Hildegard Pax, Clare Summons, Lisa Pettibone