The Contemporary Glass Society

CGS is the UK’s foremost organisation supporting both established glass artists and up-and-coming makers. Our mission and passion are to promote contemporary glass among the art world and wider public.

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Join our contemporary glass community

CGS is a dynamic and growing community, passionate about contemporary glass. We champion the work of glass artists, fuel the enthusiasm of glass collectors and inspire glass lovers.

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Enjoy contemporary glass

At CGS our ambition is to enable people to discover more about the amazing medium that is contemporary glass – to see, make, enjoy and buy beautiful glass work.

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Latest News

  • 29-11-2020

    Be part of international film festival celebrating glass

    Following the success of the ‘Glass, Meet the Future’ film festival, hosted in July 2020 online...

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  • 28-11-2020

    Call for artists for the European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    Glass artists working in the field of applied arts and craft design are invited to submit work for...

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  • 25-11-2020

    Bristol highlights glassmakers with Ken Stradling Collection exhibition

    Bristol’s Ken Stradling Collection is hosting the Fire and Ice exhibition, which will be viewable...

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Current Online Exhibition

“A” Is For Affordable: Glass Artists of CGS, A Selling Show

“A” Is For Affordable: Glass Artists of CGS, A Selling Show at accessible prices. (All work priced from £50 – £500) This latest CGS...

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Members Spotlight

Cathryn, Shilling

After a career as a Graphic Designer a move to the USA prompted me to pursue a new creative direction. I studied the art and craft of Stained Glass...

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Members Spotlight

Little Glassworks

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Members Spotlight

Bernadette, Stevenson

I have been working with glass for about 10 Years .I started with stained glass projects from windows to sculptures .For the past 4 Years I have been...

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Become a member

Join our glass community today! Enjoy a wide range of benefits, including access to other glass artists, world-class exhibitions, exclusive discounts, networks, regular news and opportunities to showcase your work.

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Your support is invaluable to our charity and makes a real difference. Share in the excitement of contemporary glass, sustaining ground-breaking exhibitions, world-class conferences and award-winning learning programmes and events.

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