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We are delighted to announce:
CGS Glass Prize and 'NEW GRADUATE REVIEW' 2019.

This will be the fourth New Graduate Review and several years of the Glass Prize.

Submission From 1st June deadline 5pm 11th July 2019

The first prize includes £250 in cash, a £200 Creative Glass UK voucher, and two years’ CGS Membership; a year’s free subscription to CRAFTS magazine and Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture . The winner’s work will also appear on the front cover of the NEW GRADUATE REVIEW and they will have several promotional pages inside.


International Festival of Glass 2019

Red House Glass Cone lies in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter, it was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936. Now it is one of only four cones left in the UK and is a busy heritage site. Opportunities exist to demonstrate your skills in glassmaking and/or book a stall during the IFG. For further information, please contact Annette Eardley, Senior Administrator at Red House via email


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!


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.


North Lands Creative are offering CGS members £10 discount for the month of April for their 2019 Glass Nexus Forum
August 10 - August 11
North Lands Creative Forum began in 1995 where our co-founder and artistic director Dan Klein wanted to create an intimate gathering for the glass community to come together and showcase the work of emerging and innovative practice in the field of glass.
Over the years, the Forum has evolved into a discussion and platform event attended by artists, curators and creative professionals form all over the world. The event has grown into one of the essential gatherings for the glass community and has been listed as one of the most important social events in the glass calendar year.
Reflective Conversations
10-11 August 2019
Price: £99