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Your own CGS webpage

Showcase yourself, your portfolio and contact information on your own page on the popular CGS website, attracting online visitors in the UK and internationally.

Exclusive supplier discounts

Enjoy great discounts with our suppliers (usually 10%-15% off materials and courses).

Regular email newsletters

Be the first to hear about the latest glass news, articles, exhibitions in the UK and overseas, new commissions and opportunities.

Exhibition & Selling opportunities

Show your work in our members-only online glass exhibitions and take advantage of discounted submission fees for world-class international contemporary glass exhibitions.

Member’s Spotlight

The chance to feature in the Member’s Spotlight on the CGS website home page.

Practical advice and courses

Access to information and courses to help grow your business at all stages of your career.

Network with a supportive community

There are almost 1,000 experts and artists in the CGS.

Contact with other artists

Build contacts with local glass artists for support, events and exhibiting opportunities.

Glass Network digital magazine

Be the first to hear about the latest glass features, news and opportunities in the CGS’s Glass Network digital magazine

Glass Network print magazine

Receive the CGS’s exclusive, glossy glass art magazine, Glass Network, through the post. These magazines engage in current debate with leading creatives in contemporary glass, share new techniques and making tips from practising artists, explore new resources about glass, review national and international glass exhibitions and spotlight inspiring contemporary glass artists.

Submit content to Glass Network and Glass Network digital

Share your knowledge, demonstrate your expertise and grow your reputation in the glass community. Contact the relevant editor with your ideas.

Discounted prices on sponsorship and advertising options

Publicise your work and events, boost your profile and increase sales, using a selection of options across our print and online channels.

CGS social media presence

CGS has an active social media presence, highlighting and promoting members’ work across online channels.

Use of the CGS logo

Use the CGS logo on your website, branding and promotion to bring greater kudos to your online presence. If you add the logo to your website and link it back to the CGS, your website will gain greater authority with search engines, meaning better visibility online.

Members-only advice line

Resources

Discounted member rate for an enhanced listing in the Resources section and Suppliers’ Directory.

Early-bird invitation and discount for the CGS conference

Our conferences feature world-renowned speakers and artists and are attended by glass makers from around the world.

Full voting rights

Membership gives you a voice among the best in creative contemporary glass and the opportunity to drive forward the issues that matter most in your industry.

MEMBERSHIP FEES (UK)

Individual
membership

annually £60 (joint/partner*: £90)

Student
membership

annually £35 (joint/partner*: £50)

Seniors (60+) and Registered Disabled

annually £40 (joint/partner*: £55)

Corporate membership
(trade/industry, educational institutions, galleries and museums)

annually £115

MEMBERSHIP FEES (Overseas)

Individual
membership

annually £67 (joint/partner*: £97)

Student
membership

annually £42 (joint/partner*: £57)

Seniors (60+) and Registered Disabled

annually £47 (joint/partner*: £62)

Corporate membership
(trade/industry, educational institutions, galleries and museums)

annually £122

*Joint/partner members will receive one copy of the Glass Network print magazine and other mailings.

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Additional benefits for students

  • Concessions on membership, workshop and conference fees.
  • A free membership for a student representative at an individual college/university.

Additional benefits for corporate and
educational members

  • Discounted advertising rates.
  • Opportunity to feature in the Corporate Spotlight section on the CGS website home page.
  • Opportunities to sponsor CGS events and join us in partnership activities.