The Joy of Glass, CGS in partnership with Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds 

The Contemporary Glass Society in partnership with the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
presents “The Joy of Glass”

over two exhibitions
Saturday 23rd April to Saturday 4th June 2022

Link to our website: https://www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk/contemporaryglasssocietyshowcasethejoyofglass
YouTube Virtual Gallery Tour: https://youtu.be/NnqBZwoIZeQ


and
 Saturday 11th June to Saturday 23rd July

2022 is a spectacular year for the Contemporary Glass Society.  From humble beginnings 25 years ago, it has grown over the years into a thriving and proactive society supporting a membership of over 1,000. 2022 is also the UN designated International Year of Glass, so this is our opportunity to promote to the world the glorious material that we all love.

To highlight our anniversary, we are hosting a number of online and live exhibitions around the UK plus running monthly themed events online including International Days, talks, demonstrations etc.  As part of these celebrations, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is delighted to be working in partnership with the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds. Our joint exhibition will be featured in this beautiful, Victorian building located just off the city centre.

Applications were encouraged from all CGS members with a special emphasis on our members located in the North-West.  CGS approached the Craft Centre and Design Gallery because of its ideal location in the vibrant city of Leeds and also because of its reputation for supporting both new and established artists and for bringing together the very best of handmade contemporary art and crafts.

The work in the exhibition will be divided into 2 sections so that the work of all the twenty five artists selected can be shown to their full advantage.  They selected artists are:

Karen Beggs, Effie Burns, Gina Clarke, Rachel Elliott, Magda Gay, Hannah Gibson, Kate Jones/ Stephen Gillies, Steven Graham, Nanu Hodson, Claire Lake, Catherine Mahe, Brett Manley, Caroline Moraes, Katherine Park, Verity Pulford, Susan Purser Hope, Karen Redmayne, David Reekie, Morag Reekie, Penny Riley-Smith, Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, Sue Sinclair, Elizabeth Sinkova, Kathryn Webley and Samantha Yates.

Part one – Saturday 23rd April to Saturday 4th June
Karen Beggs, Gina Clarke, Rachel Elliott, Magda Gay, Hannah Gibson, Nanu Hodson, Claire Lake, Brett Manley, Susan Purser Hope, Morag Reekie, Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, Sue Sinclair, Kathryn Webley.

Part two – Saturday 11th June to Saturday 23rd July

Effie Burns, Kate Jones/ Stephen Gillies, Steven Graham, Catherine Mahe, Caroline Moraes, Katherine Park, Verity Pulford, Karen Redmayne, David Reekie, Penny Riley-Smith, Elizabeth Sinkova, and Samantha Yates.

Susan Purser Hope the CGS Chair, who was on the selection panel said,“It is extremely exciting to have the opportunity to exhibit in such an impressive location as part of our celebratory tour around Great Britain.  It was exciting viewing the work of a range of artists demonstrating such variety and imagination.  We are all really looking forward to the rest of 2022 which is continuing our dazzling year for contemporary glass!”

Florence Hoy, Director of the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds said: “As it’s a very special anniversary for both of us this year (40 remarkable years for us and 25 for The Contemporary Glass Society) and it’s the International Year of Glass, we jumped at the chance of this fantastic opportunity to bring some outstanding glass to the city of Leeds, and to give it the spotlight it so rightly deserves.”

Morag Reekie, Pensive

Verity Pulford, Algae  Bowls , photo Stephen Heaton

Website for exhibition
Contemporary Glass Society Showcase: The Joy of Glass (craftcentreleeds.co.uk)

 

APPLY FOR OUR NEXT CGS ONLINE GALLERY SELLING EXHIBITION- Deadline: 20th June

Collaboration: Earth/ Sea/ Sky 4th July – 29th August

Running alongside our live exhibition at the London Glassblowing Gallery, we challenge you to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/ SEA/ SKY.

Application Deadline: 20th June

This online selling exhibition is a collaboration of either techniques, artists or materials! Your response can take the form of:

Combining different glass making techniques yourself to create a new piece of glass work.
Collaborating with another member who uses a different glass technique to create a joint piece of work.
Combining different materials or found objects yourself to create a new piece of glass work. (At least 50% must be glass.)
Collaborating with another artist from a different discipline to create a joint piece of work in different materials. (At least 50% must be glass.)

Earth/ Sea/Sky – what celebration of the wonders of nature’s beauty can you create?

(See below for instructions on how to apply.)

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MEMBERS: Uploading your images for online Gallery Exhibitions

Before you start make sure your image is no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction
Log in to your profile, you will land on your profile page, there is a button; Submit to exhibitions:
There may be other images here that you submitted to other shows. DO NOT EDIT PAST ENTRIES – Scroll down to bottom to find an empty form, OR ADD ANOTHER ITEM Find the exhibition title you want to submit to, in drop down Exhibition box. Upload your image, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction.
Make sure the title of the work and your name is in the file name Do fill in all fields below the image, especially contact details, these will appear next to your image in the exhibition so that people can contact you from here, add a price if they can buy it from you. In Shop you can say where to buy the work from, if it is for sale with a gallery etc, remember to prefix any website with https://
Note, you will not see your image until you have pressed save.
You will receive an email confirming that we have received your submission, this does not guarantee you are in the show, as sometimes we have number limits or the photograph quality is not good enough.

NON-MEMBERS: Sign up here: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/   and then follow the above instructions.

If you enjoy our CGS 25th Anniversary Celebration events and would like to show your support for CGS please make a small donation through Just Giving we appreciate any amount.

Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation, it really helps.

Glass Sellers’ CGS Graduate Glass PRIZE and New Graduate Review 2022

Glass Sellers’ CGS Graduate Glass PRIZE and New Graduate Review 2022

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted this year that the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund have helped fund the Prize and Review together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP.  As we emerge from exceedingly difficult years, especially for education, CGS wish to support graduates at the beginning of what we hope will be a long career in glass making.

Application      Deadline Monday 5pm 11th July 2022
Glass Sellers’ and CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review Application 2022

All students graduating from a British & Irish accredited course in 2022 will be eligible to enter by submission of the application form and digital images.

 

There will be one Winner, a Second and two Runners-up, with several Commendations.  All will appear in the C.G.S. – New Graduate Review.
PRIZES;
The first prize includes:

  • £500 cash
  • £200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
  • A promotional package, including cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
  • Two years’ C.G.S. Membership.
  • A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine
  • A selection of glass related books provide by Alan J Poole

Second Prize

  • £150 cash
  • £100 voucher from Warm Glass
  • One year’s membership of CGS
  • A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine

2 x Runners Up

Two Runners-up will each receive:

  •  £50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass,
  • One year’s membership of CGS
  • A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine

 

CGS New Graduate Review.

This 16 page publication, will be circulated extensively to all Colleges, Museums, CGS members and will appear in Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture (circulated world-wide).  It is a wonderful opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of people.

CGS online exhibition – Online show on CGS website of all work featured in New Graduate Review.

 

Criteria for Selection

  • You must be graduating from a British or Irish accredited course in 2022
  • Work must consist of at least 50% glass.
  • The work will be judged for quality and concept

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  SUBMISSIONS FROM:

21st June  up to 5pm on Monday, 11th July 2022

Download application Glass Sellers’ and CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review Application 2022

APPLY FOR OUR NEXT 2 ONLINE SELLING EXHIBITIONS!!

We are letting you know about the next two online selling exhibitions that we will be running. Spring is in the air, the daffodils are blooming, the sun is hopefully shining so we just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can fit them into your getting-out-and-about schedule!

Astronomy and Astral Life 2nd May – 27th June
Deadline: 25th April

Stop and look up! Here is a chance to look to the stars, to view our universe from beyond Earth’s atmosphere. The study of Astronomy includes objects that we can see with our naked eyes, like the Sun, the Moon, the planets, and the stars but also includes objects we can only see with telescopes or other instruments, like faraway galaxies and tiny particles.

As an Astral being, use your imagination to create something from this world or from outer space.

Dare to go where no-one has gone before…..

(See below for instructions on how to apply.)

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Collaboration: Earth/ Sea/ Sky 4th July – 29th August
Deadline: 20th June

Running alongside our live exhibition at the London Glassblowing Gallery, we challenge you to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/ SEA/ SKY.

This online selling exhibition is a collaboration of either techniques, artists or materials! Your response can take the form of:

Combining different glass making techniques yourself to create a new piece of glass work.
Collaborating with another member who uses a different glass technique to create a joint piece of work.
Combining different materials or found objects yourself to create a new piece of glass work. (At least 50% must be glass.)
Collaborating with another artist from a different discipline to create a joint piece of work in different materials. (At least 50% must be glass.)

Earth/ Sea/Sky – what celebration of the wonders of nature’s beauty can you create?

(See below for instructions on how to apply.)

_____________________________________

MEMBERS: Uploading your images for online Gallery Exhibitions

Before you start make sure your image is no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction
Log in to your profile, you will land on your profile page, there is a button; Submit to exhibitions:
There may be other images here that you submitted to other shows. DO NOT EDIT PAST ENTRIES – Scroll down to bottom to find an empty form, OR ADD ANOTHER ITEM Find the exhibition title you want to submit to, in drop down Exhibition box. Upload your image, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction.
Make sure the title of the work and your name is in the file name Do fill in all fields below the image, especially contact details, these will appear next to your image in the exhibition so that people can contact you from here, add a price if they can buy it from you. In Shop you can say where to buy the work from, if it is for sale with a gallery etc, remember to prefix any website with https://
Note, you will not see your image until you have pressed save.
You will receive an email confirming that we have received your submission, this does not guarantee you are in the show, as sometimes we have number limits or the photograph quality is not good enough.

NON-MEMBERS: Sign up here: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/   and then follow the above instructions.

If you enjoy our CGS 25th Anniversary Celebration events and would like to show your support for CGS please make a small donation through Just Giving we appreciate any amount.

Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation, it really helps.

Have you visited our current online glass exhibition “ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY”?

Most work is for sale! Please do your best to help us support our CGS glass artists!
You can help promote their work and encourage this wonderful CGS glass community!
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This is “Barely keeping it together” by artist Randolph Repass Jr. In our current online selling exhibition “Ordinary to Extraordinary.”

For Sale at £1500. This piece is being show in our current online selling exhibition “Ordinary to Extraordinary” in the CGS online gallery.
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Artist Inspiration: “Exploring the use of found and created objects using all recycled/repurposed materials while considering the present state of our environmental crisis.”
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“We are all increasingly concerned about the planet and our impact upon it. How do we live more sustainably especially as we work with a material that does little to help our carbon footprint?
This exhibition challenged glass artists worlwide to produce work using recycled glass in some form – this could be an empty wine bottle, old glass containers through to scrap glass that they would normally throw out.”
We invited glass artists worldwide, to enter a CGS online selling show that responded to the above topic.
We will be sharing the 48 artists on our socials over the coming weeks to highlight their work and inspiration.
 
If you would like to join our next glass selling show, you can sign up quickly and easily at: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery 25th June – 15th July, 2022

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery
25th June – 15th July, 2022

“Earth/Sea/ Sky” Exhibition

An exhibition of CGS members’ collaborative work.
Curated by Cathryn Shilling

CGS is delighted to be exhibiting once again at London Glassblowing and we would like to thank Ann and Peter Layton for their generosity in allowing us to use their venue for our show.  CGS is also honoured that eminent glass artist, Cathryn Shilling will be curating the show.

2022 is a spectacular year for the Contemporary Glass Society.  From humble beginnings 25 years ago, it has grown over the years into a thriving and proactive society supporting a membership of over 1,000. The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting, supporting and encouraging cutting edge contemporary glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. (www.cgs.org.uk.)

2022 is also the UN designated International Year of Glass, so this is our opportunity to promote to the world the glorious material that we all love.

One of the heartening consequences of the grim pandemic that the world has lived through has been the bringing together and the resulting closeness of both our UK based glass community and artists in general.  In recognition of this, CGS is delighted to be collaborating again with London Glassblowing on an exhibition which will be all about collaboration but between different artists, different techniques and different materials.

Peter Layton of London Glassblowing was one of the founding members of CGS and is still a guiding light and one of the foremost promoters of contemporary glass throughout the UK.  One of CGS’s aims during this year is to look back and acknowledge our debt of gratitude to those who came before us and to showcase our strong heritage and development over the last 25 years.

We challenged our members to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live but at the same time either combining different glass making techniques to create a new piece of glass work or collaborating with another member who uses a different glass technique to create a joint piece of work. The result is truly inspirational showing the vast talents of our members work.

The Artists
Nour El Huda Awad, Sarah L Brown, Effie Burns, Chi-son Chang, Vanessa Cutler, Samantha Donaldson, Jacky Edwards with Yvette Bartlett, Rachel Elliott, Fiona Fawcett, Dominic Fonde with Junko Tominagaqe, Hannah Gibson, Gillies Jones, Emma Goring, Janine Greenberg, Helen Grierson, Jianyong Guo, Claire Hall, Helen Hancock, Katherine Huskie, Angela Jarman, Sogon Kim, Susan Kinley, Monett Larsen with Megan Rowden, Peter Layton, Juliette Leperlier, Julie Light, Charlotte McClelland, Linda Norris, Jan O’Highway, Purnima Patel, Verity Pulford, Laura Quinn, Tim Rawlinson with Graeme Reeves, David Reekie, Jane Reeves, Ruth Shelley, Sue Sinclair, Andrea Spencer, Pippa Stacey with Liz Pearson, Nancy Sutcliffe, Debbie Timperley, Jane Vincent, Cara Wassenberg, Cheryl Wilson Smith with Jerre Davidson

Vanessa Cutler:  “Buoys”     Photo Simon Bruntnell                             

Debbie Timperley:  “Rocky outcrop with meadow grasses and golden lichen”  Photo by Artists                                                                        Jianyong Guo: “ Golden Autumn”    Photo Ren Shi

Cara Wassenberg: “ Cave Wave” Photo by Artists

 

 

 

Call to Artists CGS @Pyramid Gallery “Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress”

CGS at Pyramid Gallery, York
10th September – 30th October 2022

 “Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress”

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
5pm on Monday, 23rd May 2022
CGS at Pyramid Gallery Bedazzed application form

CGS is delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Pyramid Gallery and we would like to express our gratitude to Terry Brett for his generosity in allowing us to use his venue for our show.   In our 25th Anniversary Year we are celebrating with a display of 25 outstanding glass artists.

The meaning of Bedazzle is “to greatly impress (someone) with outstanding ability or striking appearance”.  What more could anyone ask for in a glass show to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Contemporary Glass Society?  We invite you to provide us with glasswork that dazzles us with your technique and the quality of your work!  Show us why glass is such a precious material to work with.  Maybe even introduce an element of silver to bedazzle us and to commemorate our 25 years.

Criteria:

Up to three pieces of work can be submitted, or a group of small pieces. You can send up to 3 images of one piece, with at least one showing the whole piece, or 3 images of different pieces of work.

  • Entrants must be paid up members of the Contemporary Glass Society.
  • Work must comprise of at least 50% medium of glass.
  • Work submitted for consideration must have been made after 1st January, 2018.
  • The work must be for sale
  • It must be possible to deliver selected works to Pyramid Gallery by 1st September 2022
  • The artist must complete all points included in the attached application form.
  • Artists can submit up to 3 pieces of work
  • We welcome wall pieces as well as plinth based work
  • The work must be available until mid November, 2022 to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition.
  • Work must be resilient to both heat and light as it is not possible to control environmental factors in the Gallery

Selection :
The selection will be made by a panel including Terry Brett, a CGS Board member and an independent artist tbc.
We aim to select a number of artists to show a cross section of glass making techniques. This will take place during June.  Artists will be notified by mid June; if you have not heard by 30th June, please assume you have not been selected.  We will attempt to notify everyone but depending on number of applicants this may not be possible.

Razzle Dazzle: FIVE X FIVE Pyramid Gallery / CGS Open Exhibition

Razzle Dazzle: FIVE X FIVE

Pyramid Gallery / CGS Open Exhibition

10th September – 30th October 2022

Deadline to register 9th May, 2022

Download application
CGS at Pyramid Gallery Razzle Dazzle 5×5 Registration Form

After a couple of years with little live entertainment, let’s add a little razzle dazzle to our lives and celebrate what we love to watch or take part in.  It could be a night at the opera, your favourite Bacall/ Bogart film, the end of pier show, partying in Ibiza, a family barbeque or simply watching a flock of soaring birds.  We want a bit of showiness, a flash of brilliance, a little decorative loveliness, even a little opulence to enhance our spirits and make us smile with joyfulness!

We invite you to make a little piece of eye-catching beauty in glass – a colourful celebration of live entertainment to make our hearts beat faster.

We would like to express our gratitude to Terry Brett for his generosity in allowing us to use the Pyramid Gallery for our show

The brief to members:

  • This is an unselected show for 100 members, once you have registered and you are one of the first 100, you are in the show
  • Use your imagination to create a little gem that fits 5 inches x 5 inches. (127 x 127mm) x 1 inch deep (25mm).  This is a maximum size.  However, if that piece is framed, the frame can be additional to the sizes given for the glass work.
  • The work will be displayed together in a grid system on a wall
  • Your work needs to be able to hang on a wall and have its own fittings.
  • To make it fun and challenging, all pieces of work will be sold for between £100 – £300   These prices include 50% commission to the Gallery

 This is an unselected show: if you sign up in time and are one of the first 100, you are in. 

Be part of a fantastic, fun show!  Our exhibitions always get lots of coverage and we sell many pieces, your work might be bought and added to one of Britain’s leading collections.

Who can take part?

“Razzle Dazzle: FIVE X FIVE” is an unselected show open to all CGS members worldwide: apply and you are in.

If work is being imported into the UK for this show, the maker must pay for any duties imposed by UK customs. 

If you’re not already a member of CGS, you can join to take part, see  Become a Member: Contemporary Glass Society (cgs.org.uk)  As well as making you eligible for this exciting exhibition, you’ll be part of a dynamic contemporary glass community and receive valuable membership benefits – see full details at www.cgs.org.uk

Application Criteria:
Space is limited, so acceptance is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum number we can display is reached. To confirm your place, fill in the form and email it back to us by 9th May, 2022 at the latest

BUT to give yourself the best chance of getting in. applies as soon as you can.

 Location: Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW
Dates:

9th May, 2022       Deadline for receipt of confirmation of entry form:

30th May, 2022              Artists notified if they are in the show

1st September, 2022     Deadline for receipt of work:

Send work to:
The Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stone gate York YO1 8AW.

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