We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.

How to add events/Workshops/Exhibitions to CGS web site

You can upload your events, workshops, exhibitions etc on to the noticeboard section of the site if you are a CGS member.

The process is quite simple, log in, using your user name and password.  Click the box on the home page, ‘Add your event/opportunity’, this is quite easy just follow instructions, keeping information short and to the point.  Remember to click the region your event is in.

You can also upload an image with your text for added emphasis.

How To Add Images to Website/On-line Gallery

To upload your images for on-line Gallery Exhibitions:

Log in to your profile using your username and password, this was originally set as

User Name = your membership number

Password = membership number plus last three letters of your surname (lower case) and (capital letter) your initial  ie.  3098kieP (e.g. Pam Reekie) unless you have changed it.

When you login you will land on your profile page,

Click on the 'Edit' tab. Then you will need to click on the submenu 'Exhibition'. All details can be viewed and uploaded on that page.
Write the exhibition title in the ‘submitted to’ box. Upload your image. Make sure you fill in all fields below the image. Remember to click save.

You will recive an email confirming your submission.

We hope you enjoy the site and we welcome any comments that you might have, please send these to  and do contact me if you have any other questions.

It is crucial that you keep your email address up to date so that you receive our regular e-bulletins, and please do open them, you might be missing some important opportunity.
Please make sure your inbox accepts  and

How to approach a Gallery

Jessamy Kelly has put this power point together to help when approaching galleries

How to edit your profile on the website & add images

Updating your profile on our website

It is important as a member of CGS that your profile on our website is kept up to date, do log in using your username and your password, which can be reset if you have forgotten it, and check that everything is correct. 

Use the ‘Edit my profile’ link at the very top of the page and click through the tabs, saving any changes before you move onto the next tab. It is really important that you have a short written profile. The last tab is Permissions, you can say here what details you want shown or not shown on the website, we do recommend that you either have your email or website, so that people can contact you if they wish to do so. All changes now go live immediately, no more waiting for approval.  So if you find you haven’t got it quite right, go back and make changes.

You can up load up to 10 images and to ensure you are making best use of the site, it is very important that you have at least one image.

The first image will randomly appear on the home page so it should be your best image and its size should be;  575 wide x 462 high pixels at 72dpi. All images should be around this size, but the website will resize them automatically as long as they are not too large files over 8mb.  You can also move the images around using the cross to the left of the image, click & drag to the order you want them in. 

This way you can change the home page image from time to time, very easily.

Once your have finished do log out and take a look at your details in Members Directory, if something isn't right, just log in again and make the change remembering to save any changes at the bottom of the page.

If you have any problems contact

How to Pack Glass Safely video

David Reekie from the CGS gives an excellent and fascinating demonstration on how to pack glass safely. Thank you to David, for taking the time to share this with us.<


History of Murano Glass by Marco Piazzalunga, Italian glass jewelry designer.
- Glass artists and bead makers
- Glass associations, museums, schools, magazines
- Jewelry factories, laboratories, suppliers

Ian Palfrey - Font Commission

CGS member Ian Palfrey, completes a commission Hinde Street Methodist Church in the West End of London contacted CGS for a possible commission. An elderly couple from their congregation wanted to commission a font for the church in memory of their two children, both of whom predeceased them. DOWNLOAD


Mike Rowe
31 Templar Rd, Yate,Bristol,BS37 5TF Yate BS37 5TF S. Gloucestershire
01454 880892

IGF Studios

Integrated Glass Forming. 31 Templar Road, Yate, Bristol. Somerset. BS37 5TF.
Tel: +44(0)1454 880 892

Large Kiln (2.5 x 1.5m), Small Kiln, Spaghetti Kiln Glass Casting Kiln (Small), Glass Saw, Glass Drill, Laminating, Safety Break Coating.

Insurance and Transport

Please note CGS does not recommend any of these companies but we are sharing information past on to us from our members.


Phillippa Levy 0207790 1963 All types of insurance for artists and craftspeople, including cover for studios, stock and machinery, public liability, exhibitions UK and abroad, goods in transport

Ian W Wallace Ltd 0800919359 Complete insurance package including Public/ Product liability, Stock, Equipment Employers liability.


Aardvark They run deliveries from Scotland to London weekly ; so best to make arrangements a good few days in advance. Within the UK, I cannot recommend Aardvark more highly ; they are wonderful and very affordable. They treat all work very professionally and are a small company so can afford to take special care. 01753777600 are transporters but do not insure work. also

KPAK 02086467799 who are art transporters, will do the whole job.

Anglo Pacific International, 0208 838 8008 contact Mary Thomassen