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North Lands 20 Conference in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art.

This year we are working with North Lands Creative Glass, celebrating 20 years.

A Luddite Convention: making, technology and nature 16th - 18th September 2016.

In 2016 North Lands Creative Glass celebrates 20 years of experimenting with glass and connecting with the world from a remote Scottish village. The North Land’s 20 conference connects ideas, formed during the industrial revolution, to our present technological time. We consider our continued relationship with nature, materials, making and the body, in a progressive way. The emotive and often misused word Luddite still resonates today, perhaps because we value the idea of localized manufacturing, sustainable products, quality in our working life and manual skills. We still find intrinsic value in the relationship between making, materials and our bodies, without wishing to romanticize this.

For details of speakers

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

Plus the CGS AGM is on Friday 16th September at 16.30

For details




Saturday 23rd July 2016
A Date for your Diary: the next South East Hub will be at Angela Jarman's new workshop in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday 23rd July.
Angela will show us around her studio and give a talk about her work.
The timings are 2pm - 5pm.
A full agenda and further details will be sent out shortly
Please reply to Debbie Timperley


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

4th June - 17th July 2016
CGS@ Etienne Gallery

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) has been invited to show members work at the Etienne Gallery in Oisterwijk Netherlands


CGS Exhibition in partnership with London Glass Blowing
16th September – 8th October 2016
Our members were challenged to strip away all colour and work in monotones in response to this unusual brief.

Over 160 CGS members from across the world took up the challenge and made some extraordinary submissions. The selection process was extremely challenging and it took hours of discussion before 55 artists were chosen for the show. Exhibitors are predominantly from Britain, but also Canada, Estonia, France, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Spain. it will be truly an international show.