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.


Alan J Poole has offered CGS members this very generous discount for a wonderful book. Its a perfect Christmas present for a glassy friend or even yourself if you haven't already got a copy.


CGS Glorious Glass Raffle


British Glass Biennale 2019 – Call to Artists
The British Glass Biennale is the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by British artists, designers and craftspeople in the UK. With at least 80 major new glass works selected every two years, the British Glass Biennale is the flagship exhibition within the International Festival of Glass and attracts collectors, galleries and museums from around the world.
Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 24 February 2019



We are delighted to announce the winners of the C.G.S. 2018 Glass Prize and Graduates to be included in the 'NEW GRADUATE REVIEW' 2018.

Winner - Natsumi Jones, University of Sunderland (BA)
Second - Jonathan Michie, University of Sunderland. (BA)
Third - Marzena Ostromecka, Edinburgh College of Art. (MFA)

Highly Commended:
Megan McGuirk, National College of Art & Design. Dublin. (BA)
Laura McKinley, Royal College of Art. London. (MA)
Kaja Upelj, Royal College of Art. London. (MA)


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 aim to offer an annual prize.
For our second prize in 2019, we have had a very generous donation from Colin Reid, the U.K’s renowned glass artists and Honorary Member of CGS, to give someone two weeks residency in his studio. With the aim to; develop new ideas, produce a new piece of work through to a finished piece.
This would be achieved in two parts;
Week one: develop your ideas and get the work in the kiln.
Week two: come back to the studio when the work has annealed, to cold work and finish the piece.
We are also offering £300 towards costs during the residency.

To celebrate the memory of our wonderful Treasurer, with your help, we have created the Amanda Moriarty Prize.