Call to Artists Inspired at London Glass Blowing May 2019

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery

31st May – 15th June 2019

Applications can be submitted from 1st September 2018 - 30th January 2019 to

The photographs that Henri Cartier-Bresson took of Matisse in his seventies, working in his studio, also captured many of the objects that the artist had collected over the decades. Some of these objects appear many times in his work and he wrote of them ‘Objects which have been of use to me nearly all my life’

In May 2019 London Glassblowing will be hosting Inspired, a juried exhibition of work by members of the Contemporary Glass Society. Participants will create a work of art in glass inspired by an object.

'We are asking for work that has been inspired by an object of some sort. In this case the definition of an object is:
A material thing that can be seen and touched but that is not a living animal, plant or person.'

For this exhibition the judges will be looking for new and original pieces and not just copies of the chosen object.

Selected artworks will be displayed alongside a representation of the tangible object that inspired the piece.

Criteria for Selection
● Selection will be from existing artwork, or work in progress ( well expressed designs & proposals must be accompanied by a image of your recent work)
● Work that embraces the theme INSPIRED
● Work that demonstrates excellent standards of creativity and technique.
● Your images will be vital to the selection, so make sure they are top quality and that they accurately represent the actual piece.
● Work from all glass disciplines is welcome and encouraged.
● Glass should be the primary medium.
● All work submitted should have been made since January 2017
● You must be a member of CGS ( you can join to take part in the show )

The Selection:

This will be done from images only, so please ensure your images are professional high resolution and represent your work accurately. This is in order to give you the best opportunity in the selection process.
Good photographs will also enable London Glassblowing to commence PR for the long lead press with images of work by successful applicants.

A panel including the Gallery owner, a CGS Board member and an independent juror, will select work in late January and we will contact applicants by 14th February 2019
If your work is selected we will get in touch with you to tell you so and the gallery will contact you to discuss a delivery schedule and contract. You will also be asked for a current CV.

We understand that if you are selected for the exhibition, you may not wish to store your piece until May 2019 It will be possible to negotiate with the Gallery to make a similar piece of work for the exhibition.

Complete form and send to

Image, Jenny Ayrton, IN THE NET , Matisse