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CGS at International Festival of Glass 2019 ‘CELESTIAL BODIES’
Sponsored by Mark Holford and Alan J Poole
Friday 23rd August - Saturday 28th September.

CGS commemorates 50 years since the moon landing with over 120 members taking part in a fun exhibition to celebrate CELESTIAL BODIES.

The theme for the International Festival of Glass is Place Making so CGS has decided that our place will be out of this world!


The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is looking for 15 enthusiastic CGS members to take part in a Glass Pecha Kucha event at the International Festival of Glass 2019 on Friday the 23rd August.


CGS logo for all current members to use


British Glass Biennale 2019

23rd August - 28 September
CONGRATULATIONS to all our CGS Members who are in the show


The Ruskin Mill Land Trust, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is delighted to announce the artists for the 2019 British Glass Biennale exhibition. Over two days an expert panel of judges chaired by Róisín de Buitléar and comprising of Dr Jane Cook, Monica Guggisberg, Angel Monzon, and Cathy Shankland, selected the very best of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.

“The field of applications for the British Glass Biennale were of a very high standard this year which made the process of judging extremely difficult, but that is how it should be. Through their collective wisdom, knowledge and experience they made a fantastic selection for this years’ Biennale.


We are very sorry to tell the glass community of the death of Stuart Garfoot a quite remarkable artists and teacher.
Attached is a moving tribute from Keith Cummings a friend and fellow lecturer.