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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

  • 21-01-2021

    CGS members win at China’s 5th Hejian Glass Art Competition

    Five members of the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) were awarded prizes at China’s 5th Hejian...

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  • 20-01-2021

    The evolution of 3D printed glass

    Glass Network digital’s editor, Linda Banks, examines the progress that has been made in glass 3D...

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  • 20-01-2021

    ‘A Postcard From…’ CGS member exhibition and sale

    The CGS is inviting members to create and show something that reflects future travels to places...

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Current Online Exhibition

“HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD”

International Open Exhibition: “HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD” 11th January to 26th February 2021 During the global pandemic, the Contemporary Glass...

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Members Spotlight

Margaret Heenan

Since graduation in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Western Australia I have focused on kiln formed glass. I have 2 distinct...

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Members Spotlight

Calum dawes

I am a visual artist working in illustration and glass. Based in Hertfordshire, UK, I studied Ba(hons) Glass & Ceramics at University of...

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Members Spotlight

Maria Bemelmans

My visual art is characterised by my fascination of combining philosophy, pedagogy and architecture. The contemporary works are multidisciplinary,...

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Members Spotlight

Claudia Henao Glass

I am a glass, visual and mixed media artist. My work is inspired by color, reflected light, textures and nature. I am also a wife and mother. Art...

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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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