CGS at London Glass Blowing Online Panel Discussion | 7 July at 6:30pm

Online Panel Discussion | 7 July at 6:30pm

On Thursday 7 July, we will be hosting a live-streamed artists’ panel discussion, hosted by Tim Rawlinson and featuring Verity Pulford, Laura Quinn and Vanessa Cutler.

This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to these exciting artists discussing their ideas and creative processes and as always, there will be the opportunity to ask them questions at the end of the talk.

Please RSVP here.



STUDIO SALE-  Sunday 3rd July

STUDIO SALE-  Sunday 3rd July- this will be a selection of new work, older stock and slight seconds. There will be coffee and cake, lots of chats and the garden to look around too. Also a chance to see our new project- Cwt Cen y Coed, our Shepherd’s Hut which will hopefully be ready at the end of the year to rent. STUDIOS- 26th, 27th and 28th of August- in collaboration with Ruth Thomas (printmaker), Tara Dean (printmaker) and Kirsti Brown (potter). Tara and Ruth will be open at Ruth’s studio 5 miles east of Denbigh and Kirsti and I at my studio in Eryrys. The studios are 10 miles apart so can be easily visited on one day. My studio for those who haven’t visited is in between Ruthin and Mold- CH4 WOOD OPEN STUDIOS 9th, 10th and 11th September- just outside Ruthin. I will be amongst very good company at Wernog Wood with a selection of invited makers including tutors who teach there, showing and selling their beautiful work.



Glass Sellers’ CGS PRIZE and New Graduate Review 2022. Deadline: 5pm 11th July 2022.

Application Form
Glass Sellers’ and CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review Application 2022

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted once again 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 and our other sponsors, Creative Glass, Pearsons Glass and Warm Glass.

As we emerge from an exceedingly difficult two years CGS wish to support graduates at the beginning of what we hope is a long career in glass making.

There will be a Winner and Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes, plus several Commendations, all will appear in the C.G.S. – New Graduate Review 2022.

The Application Form is available from Deadline Monday 5pm 11th July 2022


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 and Alan J Poole will provide a selection of glass related books

Second Prize

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

2 x Runners Up

Two Runners-up will each receive £50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass, A Year’s Subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and a year’s C.G.S. Membership.

CGS New Graduate Review, a 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 for graduates to have their work seen across the world.

There will also be a CGS online exhibition – on CGS website, which will show all work featured in the New Graduate Review 2022.

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

Applications can be made from 21st June to 5pm 11th July 2022.

A panel of experts will select the winner and will be announced by 8th August 2022

We are grateful to all the sponsors, without whom this would not be possible.

Sponsored By:

Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP,
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund,
Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Neues Glas and Alan J. Poole


CGS Members exhibit in The International Year of Glass Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Middle Ranelagh Gardens, Stand AR5422022 has been designated International Year of Glass by The United Nations. In recognition of this unprecedented accolade for a material, a group of British glass artists are exhibiting on The International Year of Glass Garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The garden features sculptures and garden planters which have been made in both ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ glass processes, demonstrating the beauty and versatility of glass in a garden setting. In a world of environmental pressures, glass is one of the most sustainable materials.The learning opportunities for glassblowing and kiln-formed glassmaking are still available at a handful of universities in the UK.
They prepare the next generation of glass makers for a multitude of industries. Techniques taught at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey have enabled UCA students to contribute to this garden alongside master craftsmen and women. A 3m tall leaded glass sculpture (SAILS by Emma Butler-Cole Aiken) is displayed alongside a 3m hand-blown glass sculpture, (SOLACE by Layne Rowe).
Their work is complemented by fellow Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) *members; Anthony McCabe, Lisa Pettibone, Gail Boothman, Ian Godfrey and Gabrielle Argent.
Mastering the flow of molten glass for new technological applications continues to add GDP to the world economy and ensures the continuance of master crafts.


Brooches for Ukraine

We’ve been making fused glass brooches in the form of the Ukraine Flag, 3mm Bullseye opal and Tekta. Raised £500 so far for the British Red Cross. Hoping to encourage other Glass Artists to do the same, they are very popular with our local community who welcome the opportunity to show their support for Ukraine

The International Year of Glass Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London 2022

We are delighted to be collaborating with CGS members to celebrate International Year of Glass in a garden setting at The Chelsea Flower Show. Layne Rowe, Anthony McCabe, Lisa Pettibone, Ian Godfrey, Gail Boothman and I will be exhibiting some of our sculptures. We hope that visitors will be inspired to introduce more beautiful glass art into their living spaces. Do visit us to say hello!

How you can help support CGS through our JustGiving Charity page.

If you’d like to help support the CGS and the work that we do to as a charity, in supporting glass artists and promoting excellence and education in glass as a medium, please visit our JustGiving page.
Every penny helps us develop and provide a website for our glass community.
Thank you so much.

Our CGS JudtGiving Page- Please help support our work.

Why CGS Membership? What will it offer me?

As a glass artist, supplier, glass gallery or collector, you might well wonder what CGS could possibly offer you, right?

Well….the answer is- A GREAT DEAL OF THINGS!

Below are just SOME of what you will enjoy as a member. We are a not for profit organisation, so ALL our membership fees go back into supporting YOU and OTHER glass artists, helping get your work in front of thousands of viewers, networking with suppliers and galleries, and public glass enthusiasts too.

Your own CGS webpage
CGS social media presence
Members-only advice line
Glass Network print magazine
Glass Network digital magazine
Exhibition & Selling opportunities
Member’s Spotlight
Contact with other artists
Submit content to Glass Network and Glass Network digital
Use of the CGS logo
Regular email newsletters
Practical advice and courses
Network with a supportive community
Exclusive supplier discounts
Discounted prices on sponsorship and advertising options
Early-bird invitation and discount for the CGS conference
Full voting rights