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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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EXHIBITIONS

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

  • 14-08-2022

    Cold! exhibition celebrates art glass made with coldworking processes

    An exhibition focused on glass art finished using different coldworking techniques is on display...

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  • 13-08-2022

    Venice Glass Week to host ‘Maru Mori’ blown glass

    Dutch glass artist Bibi Smit will be showing her colourful blown glass sculptures, ‘Maru Mori:...

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  • 11-08-2022

    Winners of Glass Sellers’/CGS Graduate Glass Prize announced

    The winner of the joint Glass Sellers’ and Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Graduate Glass Prize...

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Current Online Exhibition

Collaboration: Earth/ Sea/ Sky – Launched on 4th July

We challenged our members to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/ SEA/ SKY. This response could take...

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Members Spotlight

Clara Hancock

I have studied philosophy and aesthetics at a post-degree level in Colombia. In London, I have attended several courses in the History of Art and...

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Members Spotlight

April Pebble

April is a maker of Contemporary Stained and Fused Glass Artworks. Her work is inspired by the natural world, the animal kingdom, the mystical and...

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Members Spotlight

Rose Hagan/RosaModerna

Rose Hagan was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Connecticut, and became a Californian when she attended Stanford University and fell in love with...

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Members Spotlight

Shannon Ellis Baker

I am an emerging glass artist and designer from Medway residing in East Kent, England. I work predominantly in hot glass; I have fallen in love with...

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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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Corporate

Our corporate members are a vital part of our network, offering support, information and discounts to CGS members. You can support them too by clicking through.

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Support Us

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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