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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

  • 24-01-2022

    Creating ‘visual poetry’ in stained glass

    Stained glass that explores the

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  • 20-01-2022

    Enter the British Glass Biennale and the International Bead Biennale 2022

    Submissions are invited for the 2022 British Glass Biennale and the inaugural International Bead...

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  • 19-01-2022

    Glass Now exhibition showcases excellence in contemporary glass

    ‘Glass Now’ has been launched on the Contemporary Glass Society’s (CGS) website and is the...

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Current Online Exhibition

GLASS NOW

GLASS NOW launched on the 17th January 2022, is the first online exhibition for 2022 and is part of the launch of the Contemporary Glass Society’s...

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Members Spotlight

Roisin Francis

Roisin Francis (b. 1997, London, UK) is an artist based in London, working with glass, metal and print. This year she has completed her degree at...

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Ally Browning

I have a huge passion for glass and have my own small glass studio on our farm in Shropshire

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Stourbridge Glass Museum

“Stourbridge Glass Museum: at the heart of the community with a globally significant collection to educate and...

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Members Spotlight

Emma Grace Glass Art, Jackie Monk

I create contemporary kiln fired fused glass from my studio in Rugby, Warwickshire. Inspired by the ocean, trees and contemporary home decor, I...

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Maria Torrendell

I put glass in a kiln, so I hardly ever know what to expect when I open it's door. Years go by and I am still powerfully drawn to glass, a material...

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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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