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.

 

 

nobuyasu yoshida solo exhibition -sky high-

【ON LINE viewing / PAKUPAKUAN online shop】
DATE & TIME : 2022.7.2 Sat. 11:00am. – 7.10 Sun. 7:00pm.
VENUE : Special issues page on 《PAKUPAKUAN.SHOP》

【GALLERY exhibition】《No appointment required, entrance free》
DATE : Saturday & Sunday during 2022.7.2 Sat. – 7.10 Sun.
TIME : 11:00am. to 7:00pm.
VENUE : PAKUPAKUAN (Entrance gallery & tea room on the 1st floor, salon on the 2nd floor)

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

The Contemporary Glass Society in partnership with the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds presents “The Joy of Glass”
Saturday 11th June to Saturday 23rd July

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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 for part two are:

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

Effie Burns, Kate Jones/ Stephen Gillies, Steven Graham, Catherine Mahé, Caroline Moraes, Katherine Park, Verity Pulford, Karen Redmayne, David Reekie, Penny Riley-Smith, Elizabeth Sinková, 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.”

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

 

The Contemporary Glass Society and the Scottish Glass Society collaborate on a Joint Exhibition- in two locations.

 

“Stories – Whispers from the Past and the Present” on:

14th - 22nd September, 2022 at the Trades Hall, Glasgow and

3rd - 29th October, 2022 at the Wasps Creative Academy, Inverness

In 2022, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) and the Scottish Glass Society (SGS) are promoting the UN designated International Year of Glass with a joint exhibition of contemporary glass art created by their members.  This is part of CGS’s ongoing celebrations of their 25th anniversary as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK.

The exhibition will open in Trades House, Glasgow in the Merchant City area and run from 14th to 22nd September, coinciding with the Glasgow ‘Doors Open’ week.  The exhibition then moves to the Wasps Creative Academy in Inverness, running from 3rd to 29th October.  Wasps is Scotland’s national provider of creative spaces redeveloping historic yet redundant buildings to house creative communities

The theme for the exhibition is taken from Scotland’s Year of Stories. This spotlights, celebrates and promotes the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. From icons of literature to local tales, the 2022 Year of Stories aims to encourage locals and visitors to experience a diversity of voices, take part in events and explore the places, people and cultures connected to all forms of our stories, past and present.

“Stories – Whispers from the Past and the Present” is intended to promote and raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass.  It will encourage makers to consider the five strands of Scotland’s theme for 2022:
 

  1. Iconic stories and storytellers
    To showcase Scotland’s wealth of treasured and iconic stories and storytellers from classics to contemporary across literature, the screen and the entertainment world. 
  1. New stories
    To shine a light on emerging, fresh and forward-looking talent and highlight the innovators that break boundaries across all forms of storytelling. 
  1. Scotland’s people and places
    To promote how Scotland’s diverse culture, languages, landscapes and ways of life, urban and rural, provide a source for all types and forms of stories 

 

  1. Local tales and legends
    To bring to the forefront those distinct tales that communities pass through the generations. Those stories that we tell ourselves and share with others to make sense of time and place. 5 
  1. Inspired by nature
    To feature our encounters with nature. Whether by the sea or land, along rivers or through woods, in city and country, we discover stories of birds, insects, animals and plants. These stories define our place in the natural world and help create a more sustainable future for Scotland, and a greener planet. 

The aim of the “Stories – Whispers from the Past and the Present” exhibition is to demonstrate how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques.  It is also an opportunity for the public to not only discover their own local glass artists but to encounter work from other parts of the UK.  This joint exhibition will be one that celebrates both Scotland and also the collaboration between national glass societies.  The work displayed will feature as wide a range of techniques as possible.
 

 

“This is CGS’s second collaborative exhibition with the Scottish Glass Society.  The previous show was such a success that we are excited to have this wonderful opportunity to not only exhibit at the prestigious Trades Hall in Glasgow again but to tour the show to this exciting new venue in Inverness.   

This is an opportunity for our joint membership to show a range of amazing glass work featuring vibrant colours and a range of techniques.  It is also a glorious chance to raise the profile of contemporary glass with the general public whilst celebrating our intertwining history, the International Year of Glass and CGS’s 25th anniversary.” 

Susan Purser Hope Chair, the Contemporary Glass Society 

Locations:  

14th - 22nd September, 2022  

Trades Hall, 85, Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UH  

Tel: 0141 552 2418.

3rd - 29th October, 2022  

Wasps Creative Academy, Midmills Bldg, Stephen’s St, Inverness IV2 3JP  

Tel: 0141 553 5890 

 

Photo: Exhibition space at the Wasps Creative Academy, Inverness 

 

 

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

EARTH / SEA / SKY | London Glassblowing

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

 

 

 

Pause for Thought

An exhibition at Norwich Shoe Factory centering around mental health and wellbeing featuring a range of artists. One of my works, ‘One day’ will be featured at this exhibition, to which entry is free. The work I am displaying is 18 peices of lampworked glass to create shrouded figures, with the features of each only barely visable, to represent the amount of people who attempt suicide every day in the uk

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)

 

Anthony McCabe and members from the Contemporary Glass Society show at The RHS Chelsea Garden Show 2022

A group of members showing their work this year at The RHS Chelsea Garden Show 2022. Under Gabrielle Argent as the curator.

Photo Credit: Andy McConnell against Layne Rowe’s backdrop of wings.

You can find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011039833254

 

BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE & INTERNATIONAL BEAD BIENNALE – ARTISTS ANNOUNCED!

BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE & INTERNATIONAL BEAD BIENNALE – ARTISTS ANNOUNCED!

British Glass Biennale

The Ruskin Mill Land Trust, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is delighted to announce the artists for the 2022 British Glass Biennale exhibition.  Over two days an expert panel of judges comprising of Michelle Bowen, Brandi P Clark, James Devereux, Michelle Keeling, Wayne Strattman and Bryony Windsor, selected the very best of this year’s entries, all of which achieved a very high standard.

One hundred and three artists were selected out of 223 applicants to present the most interesting, diverse and outstanding glass art made in the UK in the last three years.  The work will form a cutting-edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent with over £17,000 worth of awards to be won. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 25 August at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge. Winners of the prizes chosen through public votes will be announced at the closing ceremony on 1 October.

Work by established artists and emerging new talent will be on display, including 18 students. The selected artists have been brave and innovative, using a wide range of styles and techniques both traditional and experimental.

International Bead Biennale

The Ruskin Mill Land Trust is also delighted to announce the artists selected for the inaugural International Bead Biennale. This year the Jury comprised of Barbara Beadman, Vic Bamforth and Pauline Holt.

Opening Times and Venue

The exhibitions are open Tuesday to Saturday from 26 August to 1 October at the Glasshouse, Stourbridge; the heart of the historic glass industry in the UK. The awards ceremony marks the start of the International Festival of Glass, a four-day event celebrating the drama and excitement of glass.

They also join organisations and artists around the world in celebrating the UN International Year of Glass 2022.

BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE ARTISTS 2022
* indicates student entry
Gregory Alliss*, Alison Kinnaird , Anthony Amoako Atttah*,
Isabella Kullmann, Cherisse Appleby*, Monette Larsen,
Ben Bavin*, Jessie Lee, Scott Benefield, James Lethbridge
Chris Bird-Jones, Jon Lewis, Heike Brachlow, Julie Light
Keith Brocklehurst, Alison Lowry, Theo Brooks, Alister Malcolm
Steve Brown, Joanna Manousis*, Sarah Brown, Bruce Marks
Karen Browning, Laura McKinley, Susan Burne, Joanne Mitchell
Tabitha Burrill, Rachel Mulligan, Phillipa Candy, Tracy Nicholls
Sabrina Cant, Marged Owain, Nina Casson McGarva,
Tamar Nikki Palmer*, Ian Chadwick, Purnima Patel,
Stephen Chadwick*, Lisa Pettibone, Keeryong Choi ,Richard Platt
Wai Yan*, Choi Lauren Puckett*, Clare Cleary, Verity Pulford
Kate Courtney-Taylor, Laura Quinn, Amy Cushing, Tim Rawlinson
Vanessa Cutler, David Reekie, Calum Dawes, Colin Reid
Christopher Day, Charlott Rodgers*, James Denison-Pender,
Bruno Romanelli, Samantha Donaldson, Paul Rowbottom
Catherine Dunstan,* Layne Rowe, Rachel Elliott, Anthony Scala
Fiaz Elson, Opal Seabrook, Sally Fawkes, Cathryn Shilling
Giles Fearon*, Andrea Spencer, Jemma Finch*, Angela Steel
Jahday Ford, Helen Stokes, Juliet Forrest, Moonju Suh*
Alec Galloway, Nancy Sutcliffe, Hannah Gibson, Ayako Tani
Emma Goring, Louis Thompson, Dovile Grigaliunaite*, Sue Tinkler
Jianyong Guo, Disha Trivedi, Claire Hall, Elliot Walker
Laura Hart, Gregory Warren Wilson, Gillian Hobson, Liz Waugh McManus*, Charlotte Hughes-Martin, Sarah Wiberley
Katherine Huskie, Bethany Wood, Henry Hussey, Yixue Yang*
Richard Jackson, Sandra Young, Angela Jarman, Maria Zulueta
Kate Jones, Joshua Kerley, Sogon Kim*.
Invited Artists:       Matt Durran, James Devereux, Michelle Keeling

AWARDS

The Awards on offer are:
The British Glass Biennale Award – Best in Show
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London: Glass Sellers Awards and Glass Sellers Student Awards
Glass Arts Society – International Artists Award
The People’s Prize – sponsored by Warm Glass
The Young Collector’s Award – sponsored by the Glass Sellers
Uniting the Planet – themed prize sponsored by the Glass Society
Best Newcomer’s Award – sponsored by the Glass Society
The Guild of Glass Engravers Award

INTERNATIONAL BEAD BIENNALE ARTISTS 2022
Arthur van Buuren

Laurie Ament, Anu Luht
Keith Brocklehurst, Michaela Maria Moeller
Michael Bullen, Maggie Napier
Madeline Bunyan, Stéphane Oliver
Effie Burns, Astrid Riedel
Ian Chadwick, Tina Smith
Anne Clifton Michi Suzuki
Sarah Downton, Angela Thwaites
Tove Egholt ,Arthur van Buuren
Rachel Elliott, Jolene Wolfe
Josean Garcia, Shelly Xue
Jennie Lamb, Caterina Zucchi
Julie Light, Mateja Zugma

Invited Artists: Vic Bamforth, Daisuke Takeuchi, Sakiyo Takeuchi
AWARDS
The Awards on offer are:
International Bead Biennale Best in Show
International Bead Biennale Runner Up
Awards sponsored by Barbara Beadman

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL THE SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
International Festival of Glass
Ruskin Mill Land Trust
Ruskin Mill Trust
Arts Council England
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
Glass Arts Society (GAS)
Glass Society
Warm Glass
The Guild of Glass Engravers
Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)
Barbara Beadman

International Glass Artist, Layne Rowe, exhibits his iconic glass ‘Angel Wings’ sculpture

‘SOLACE’ measures 3m high and represents freedom, fragility but with power, strength, and protection.
‘SOLACE’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 24th – 28th May 2022
Insta: @laynerowe1
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