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.


CGS Announce artists taking part in CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS a CGS Exhibition, in partnership with The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

4th- 28th May 2016


"Perfectly Practical ( Functional Ware)"

Glass Art that is also functional.

Deadline for submission is 17th May 2016.


CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery

16th September – 8th October 2016 CLOSING DATE: 25th April 2016

London Glassblowing, known for its extensive use of colour, is excited to be hosting the 2016 CGS exhibition - Black to White and Back Again. The challenge is to strip away all colour and we hope that this theme will inspire extraordinary solutions to the brief.

Pam Reekie

This year we are working with North Lands Creative Glass and their conference at Edinburgh College of art, celebrating 20 years.

North Lands 20 Conference in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art.
A Luddite Convention: making, technology and nature
16th - 18th September 2016.
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


New Graduate Review

Following on from the successful annual student glass prize awarded at ‘New Designers’, C.G.S. has decided to expand the opportunity for all British glass graduates. So this year we will replace the New Designers Glass Award with a more inclusive publication, “C.G.S. New Graduate Review”. This will be a 16 page publication, which will be circulated extensively as well as via Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture, crafts&design and CRAFTS social media and will give us an opportunity to showcase more of the emerging talent form British Graduates. There will still be prizes for the Winner and two Runners-up.

All British students graduating from an accredited course in 2016 will be eligible to enter, by submission of application form and digital images. There will be one Winner and two Runners-up, with several Commendations, all will appear in the C.G.S. - Graduate Review.

Pam Reekie