CGS announces Calum Dawes as the winner of the 2021 Amanda Moriarty Prize.

CGS announces Calum Dawes as the winner of the 2021 Amanda Moriarty Prize.

Every year, the Contemporary Glass Society offers a prize to enable one of its members to achieve something unique. The prize is in memory of Amanda Moriarty, a long serving Board member and Honorary Treasurer who sadly passed away in 2017 and it celebrates her passion and encouragement of glass making. The Amanda Moriarty Prize enables one glass artist to fulfil a creative ambition or add to their technical skill set – a dream that would not be possible without this Prize.

This year’s winner is Calum Dawes who graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2019 with a BA Glass & Ceramics. In the same year, he won the Glass Sellers Art & Craft Student Award and was placed third in the Contemporary Glass Society 2019 Glass Prize.

This year, Wiltshire based Devereux & Huskie Glassworks is providing a 4 day residency in their studio. James Devereux and Katherine Huskie, both accomplished glass artists in their own right, also facilitate other designers and glass makers to make work. Calum will have the opportunity to extend his practice with the assistance of both James and Katherine.

A delighted Calum explains, “I’m really grateful for this opportunity, it will allow me to explore the body of work I have been developing throughout lockdown and this year in general. Hopefully, I can produce something really exciting with the support of CGS and Devereux & Huskie. Can’t think of a better way to start 2021!”

With the resulting new glass artwork, Calum intends to then apply for The Cheongju International Craft Biennal, 2021 or – if that is not feasible due to scheduling/ Covid restrictions – the British Glass Biennale in 2022.

Calum’s application included the following information:

“This work is a continuing development of my love of illustration and glass as a sculptural material.

The form and optical qualities of the glass interact with the illustrations in a way other materials don’t, while the imagery lends the piece narrative and context.

It is a body of work I have been developing on my own time, but I have hit a wall due to makingthem on my own and having to try to fit within the busy workshop schedule. These pieces are athree-stage  process: first the bowl is blown, then they are painted with high fire vitreous enamelsafter w hich they are picked up in the hotshop. The painting is fired on and then the bowl stuffed with a mass of molten glass in order to fill it. Finally, sculptural elements are added right before the piece is put away. Initially they were designed in this manner for me to be able to produce under current limitations and I have made several of these pieces. However, I have found I have reached a limit in size and complexity, partly due to the workshop schedule (inadequate time to anneal a thicker piece) and partly due to not having much access to assistance.

During this residency I would hope to use Katie and James’ extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to help troubleshoot issues in the making of this work on a larger scale. As well as their practical and technical skills to improve my own making of these pieces in the future. I would like to gaff the pieces, to push myself and my glass making skills, using this opportunity to develop new skills whilst developing this idea.

For further details on this please contact admin@cgs.org.uk

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR “A POSTCARD FROM…..” A show inspired by Alan J Poole and a CGS selling online exhibition

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE NEXT ONLINE GALLERY EXHIBITION!
“A POSTCARD FROM…..”
A show inspired by Alan J Poole and a CGS selling online exhibition
Deadline for submissions is Monday, 8th February.
 
Get those creative minds working!!!!
 
Through these difficult times, our minds sometimes wander to happy days, holidays and gatherings or just places we love to visit. So here we are – back in lockdown and this is an opportunity to create something wonderful to remind us all of future travels to places near and far or to visits with family and friends.
 
Alan invites you to make a small piece (or have one already) with a view or reference to somewhere that means something to you. The piece should be a maximum size of 15 x 15cms.
Your postcard should ideally be made from glass. However, we understand that for some of you access to your studio and materials may be impossible. If that is the case, please take this as a chance to create something out of any materials that you have to hand!!!
 
All pieces of work are for sale at £50, £100 or £150.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, 8th February.
Upload your application and image HERE: https://www.cgs.org.uk/my-cgs/
 
This will be an online show, so don’t forget good photographs are vital.

 

 

If you are a glass artist/maker, tag us at @CGSUK or use the hashtags #cgs #cgsglass

**NOTICE**
If you are a glass artist/maker, & would like us to #RT or #share your work or notices, please DM us, tag us at @CGSUK or use the hashtags #cgs #cgsglass so we can find you! Then we can help promote your glass work!
We have an international audience of buyers, collectors, galleries and other artists, and the CGS is here to promote excellence in glass.
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If you are interested in full membership, we would love to welcome you and start getting your work out there! APPLY HERE: https://www.cgs.org.uk/…//www.cgs.org.uk/become-a-member/
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You can still buy beautiful art glass from our last online selling exhibition “A” Is For Affordable: Glass Artists of CGS, A Selling Show at accessible prices!
All work is priced from £50 – £500, and there truly is something for everyone.
 
Full show details and all other artists and work can be found at https://www.cgs.org.uk/onlineexhibition/a-is-for-affordable-glass-artists-of-cgs-a-selling-show/

Can anyone help identify this crystal tumbler?

We have been asked to help identify this crystal tumbler which was broken. It has sentimental value for someone, and they would like it replaced.

Does anyone recognise the pattern/company that made it?

The height is 10cm and base 8cm.

The only information we know is that it is most likely Irish/bought from Ireland.

Please email info@cgs.org.uk if you can help.

Thank you in advance.

 

Call to Artists – CGS at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne.

CGS at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Spring Season:  commencing March, 2021
“The Best of the Best – a Selected Show”
An opportunity to exhibit your best work

CGS is delighted to announce a year long association with the Biscuit Factory during 2021.

TO APPLY: CGS at the Biscuit Factory 2021- Application for 1st Quarter FINAL 07.12.2020
INFORMATION TO KEEP: THE BEST OF THE BEST EXHIBITION, NEWCASTLE 2021 – Information to Keep (preliminary) – FINAL

Application deadline: midnight on Sunday 10th January, 2021

 
The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastles cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors, displaying a range of contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led homewares from over 200 artists every season.CGS members are being offered representation for 6 to 8 glass artist members each quarterly season during 2021.  Successful artists will be offered visibility in both the gallery and online.  The first exhibition of CGS members will commence in March, 2021 as part of the Gallery’s Spring exhibition.  Each quarterly exhibition will feature 6-8 glass artists’ work with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 pieces each artist.At the moment owing to the pandemic exact dates for the show are not finalised as it may be moved back to April in line with the Gallery’s headline show for the season, but this will be confirmed later.

 

SUBMISSIONS: 

  • Application deadline: midnight on Sunday, 10th January, 2021
  • Selection made and artist notified by Monday, 1st February
  • Work to be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th February

Artists are responsible for sending work and collecting unsold work from the Gallery.

INFORMATION:

  • The entry fee for each quarterly exhibition is £15 per artist.  (This is a reduced charge because of the impact of the pandemic on our members.)
  • The Biscuit Factory will add their commission of 40% plus VAT to your price.
  • Because of the problems caused by the pandemic, CGS is not adding commission to any sales.  However, if you sell your work and feel able to, please contribute 5% commission (or what you can afford) towards CGS fund raising.
  • All pieces submitted with their images for consideration must be of the actual pieces presented for inclusion.
  • The Gallery welcomes submissions of all scales, sculptural as well as functional forms, both wall hung and plinth work.  The Gallery is particularly looking for contemporary examples of glass making, whether in technique, form or aesthetic

PROMOTION:

  • Artists will take exhibition space and have representation on the Gallery’s website and via social media and newsletter inclusion.
  • The exhibition will also be represented on the CGS website and promoted through social media.

Supporting the CGS and the work that we do to support glass artists and education.

If you’d like to help support @CGSUK and the work that we do to support glass artists, please #rt #RT and #share this post or our #JustGiving page.
Every penny helps us support glass education and glass artists. Thank you…
 
#please #donate #charity #pr

The Amanda Moriarty Prize 2021

Amanda Moriarty’s Memorial Prize, 2021

CGS announce Calum Dawes is the winner of the 2021 Amanda Moriarty Prize.

The aim: to develop an idea or project, produce a new piece of work or project through to a finished piece.

“I’m really grateful for this opportunity, it will allow me to explore the body work I have been developing throughout lockdown and this year in general. Hopefully, I can produce something really exciting with the support of CGS and Devereux & Huskie. Can’t think of a better way to start 2021!” 

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 2021 Prize has been generously donated by Devereux and Huskie Glassworks. James Devereux and Katherine Huskie are offering the winner a four-day residency in their studio. The winner will have the opportunity to extend their practice with the assistance of both James and Katherine.

The Prize will be achieved in two parts:
Session One – Idea development and preparation for Session Two
Session two – Production of finished works
CGS will also pay £300 towards expenses incurred during the residency.

Calum has applied to : Use the time to expand the scope of my current body of work with an aim to use them to apply for The Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2021, or if that is not feasible due to scheduling/ Covid restrictions, the British Glass Biennale in 2022

 This work is a continuing development of my love of illustration and glass as a sculptural material. The form and optical qualities of the glass interact with the illustrations in a way other materials don’t, while the imagery lends the piece narrative and context.
It is a body of work I have been developing on my own time, but I have hit a wall due to making them on my own and having to try to fit within the busy workshop schedule. These pieces are a three-stage process: first the bowl is blown, then they are painted with high fire vitreous enamels after which they are picked up in the hotshop. The painting is fired on and then the bowl stuffed with a mass of molten glass in order to fill it. Finally, sculptural elements are added right before the piece is put away. Initially they were designed in this manner for me to be able to produce under current limitations and I have made several of these pieces. However, I have found I have reached a limit in size and complexity, partly due to the workshop schedule (inadequate time to anneal a thicker piece) and partly due to not having much access to assistance.

During this residency I would hope to use Katie and James’ extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to help troubleshoot issues in the making of this work on a larger scale. As well as their practical and technical skills to improve my own making of these pieces in the future. I would like to gaff the pieces, to push myself and my glass making skills, using this opportunity to develop new skills whilst developing this idea.

Amanda Moriarty