We hope 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.


Call for Artists for next online gallery exhibition.
Work inspired by weather.
Deadline 5th March


After many brilliant years as Editor of “Glass Network” , Milly Frances has decided to step down to give someone else the opportunity to experience the excitement and challenges of producing this beautiful CGS publications which comes out 4 times a year.

The Board of Trustees is currently looking at the continuing viability of producing this publication basically because of the costs of production and postage plus the environmental impact of its paper based production. It may well be that we produce an entirely online publication or 2 online and 2 paper based publications a year or online magazines plus an annual showcase paper based publication. Regardless of which route we go down, we need an Editor to decide upon the path that the publication will take and to also co-ordinate and compile the content.


The CGS 2020 Business Booster Course

CGS teams up with the highly professional Design Trust to offer business help to glass makers.

This online course is aimed at both new and more established glass artists who want to develop their business and marketing skills, make more sales, improve their presentation and upgrade their level of professionalism.

Running from 13th February through to 2nd April 2020


The 2020 Amanda Moriarty Prize is Launched.
see application form below.
In 2017 Amanda Moriarty, a long serving Board member and Honorary Treasurer of CGS passed away, In memory of her enthusiasm and encouragement of glass making we offer an annual prize to help a CGS member to fulfil an aspiration or add to their technical skill, something that they would find difficult without this Prize.

The renowned Glass Painter, Mark Angus is offering a CGS member the chance to be tutored and to work in his studio in Graz, Austria, during Autumn 2020. Amanda had been a student of Mark’s when he was teaching in the School of Art and Design, Bristol, - 25 years ago, just as she was beginning her own glass journey.


“GLORIOUS GLASS” EXHIBITION, NEWCASTLE - 20 Years of the Contemporary Glass Society

CGS at the Biscuit Factory,
16 Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN
5th June – 20th August, 2020

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, 20th March, 2020 at 5.00pm
Call Initially for CGS members in North & Scotland