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)

Call for Entries, Making Your Mark and David Peace Prize 2022

The Guild of Glass Engravers is proud to launch a call for entries for the second Making Your Mark exhibition, an Instagram based exhibition of works created by students based in the UK and overseas. The exhibition will go live at the end of September 2022.

David Peace Prize

The David Peace Prize is endowed by a bequest from the estate of founding member of the Guild of Glass Engravers, the late Dr David Peace MBE and a bursary from his family. David Peace, past Chairman and President, was noted for his lettering on glass. He believed in encouraging young talent in glass – not only in the field of lettering, but also figurative and abstract artists.

The prize will be awarded to the student whose submitted work, in the opinion of the judges, shows the greatest talent and originality in the use of engraving on glass. The decision of the judges will be made from the images submitted.

The first prize will be of £500, the second prize £200. Both prizes include free student membership of The Guild of Glass Engravers for one year.

Deadline for Applications: 9th September 2022
For Information and an application pack click HERE

Image: Glass Graffiti by Christian Straub 2021 Winner of David Peace Prize 2021

Theo Brooks – Battuto Bull, 2021

REMINDER Guild of Glass Engravers Members’ Online exhibition 2022

Send in your images for the Guild online exhibition now!

Remember that we are preparing for an online exhibition of members works on the new website which will go live in August. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch. enquiries@gge,
For information about the online exhibition click HERE

Deadline extension to 30th June 2022

Stained glass competition

Stained glass competition
St Mary Redcliffe Stained Glass Design Competition

A competition to design four panes of stained glass for our North Transept window.
Submission period opens: Monday 30 May 2022

Closing date: Sunday 10 July 2022
For more information click here

Experienced Glass Maker  & Studio Glass Assistant 

Experienced Glass Maker  & Studio Glass Assistant 

Link below to the job descriptions on our website and have included the PDf’s below.

Two jobs with Craft Scotland

Craft Changemaker (freelance) 

Application deadline: Midnight, Thursday 30 June 2022 

Craft Changemaker – Craft Scotland 

Make a real difference within Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion for Scotland’s craft sector. Craft Scotland is looking for a freelance Craft Changemaker to take creative action to solve a social problem.  
This agent of change role is a key part of our
Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion strategy. A critical friend, you will inspire and support Craft Scotland and the craft sector to collectively reflect, learn and develop.  

See Recruitment Pack for fee, budget, timescales and deliverables (opens PDF). 




Marketing & Campaigns Manager 

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday 3 July 2022 

Marketing & Campaigns Manager – Craft Scotland 

Craft Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Marketing & Campaigns Manager to join our dynamic team. 
The Marketing & Campaigns Manager will lead on results-orientated marketing campaigns and help audiences connect with Scotland’s vibrant contemporary craft sector.  

See the Recruitment Pack including vacancy details, full benefits package and capability profile (opens PDF). 



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 (


Four Nations Residency

We would like to take this opportunity to invite British based artists who specialise in working with glass to apply to take part in this project. This opportunity will allow the selected artist to explore the unlikely combination of glass and the theme of wearability.

The theme continues a collaborative project undertaken by National Glass Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre in 2017 which explored the potential relationship between glass and contemporary jewellery. This project widens the focus from jewellery to the broader theme of wearability. Resulting work will explore relationships between artworks created in glass and the human body.

The project will be undertaken as follows:
o An initial visit to National Glass Centre
o This visit will take place before September 2022. The purpose of the visit will be to meet staff and develop an understanding of the equipment available for making new work at the National Glass Centre.
o One day is allocated for this visit.

o Workshop week at North Lands Creative
o The artist will spend a week in September 2022 leading a workshop to explore how glass can relate to the theme of wearability. The workshop will be attended by other glass artists who will have a range of experience and approaches.
o Up to five days are allocated for the residency / teaching week.

o A visit to Glass Point
o The artist will visit Glass Point in Riga to develop international connections and to seek inspiration for their ongoing practice.
o This visit will take place in October, November or December 2022.
o Up to three days are allocated for this visit.

o A visit to Ruthin Craft Centre
o The artist will visit Ruthin Craft Centre to talk to staff about wearability in other craft media and to discuss good practice in craft retail.
o This visit will take place in October, November or December 2022.
o One day is allocated for this visit.

o A residency at National Glass Centre
o The artist will undertake a residency at National Glass Centre to create a new artwork in glass exploring the theme of wearability and a small series of limited edition pieces.
o The residency will take place in January, February or March 2023.
o Ten days are allocated for the residency.

o A fee of £5,000 will be paid to the artist. (20 days at £250 per day)
o A further budget is available to support project costs including travel, accommodation and materials.

To be considered for this project please send the following information to by midnight on Sunday 3rd July:
o CV
o Website and / or images of recent work
o A statement in no more than 300 words on how you feel your work could develop in line with the theme of wearability

Artist in Residence (Collection/ Photographer)

A reflective period of photographic research with the North Lands Creative archive, collection and artworks, and an opportunity to produce a set of documentary based photographs of the studio and wider context of North Lands Creative, visiting artists and studio users.

A research period getting to know the organisation and staff, with access to related pieces of archival material and the collection.

Initially offered as a 4-week residency.

Photographer-in-residence connecting with North Lands Collection. As part of our digitisation ambitions, we are looking to appoint a photographer to spend time on campus working with the staff team and broader studio users. We are looking for a practitioner who has an interest in collections and whose practice embraces the opportunity to co-author the project with others. As a starting point the practitioner will work with the staff exploring the purpose and some of the themes of the collection and the studio site.

The project aims to connect the organisation with the local community, using the rich heritage of the collection and associated archive as a stimulus for discussion and creative activity. The project looks to explore intergenerational engagement throughout the activity.

Using the Collection as a starting point to develop an online repository of the 27-year collection, the project will also result in a permanent display of new photographic work, exhibited throughout the campus building. The longer-term aim is to examine the interest in establishing a local photography group, which will continue to run as a self sustainable initiative once the photographer has finished their initial residency.

The residency will be offered over 4 weeks. Including:

– Research onsite visit to establish project and discuss project with NLC staff and meet participants, arrange set up of photography suite.

– Onsite documentation/ photographing the collection.
– Community engagement talks and workshops.
– Round up/ final report/ exhibition.

The artist will be expected to live and work in Lybster for the residency.

North Lands Creative will provide access to our Alastair Pilkington Studio and on-site accommodation for the duration of the residency.

The selected artist will also be expected to provide two talks or presentations about their work over the course of the project and deliver two community workshops.

The funding available for the residency is up to £3,500. This figure is based on a residency period of 4-weeks spent living and working in the area. This figure is inclusive of artist’s commission fee, material costs and production costs for the final outcome.

The funding available remains the same when applied to artist collaboration, where 2 or a group of artists work as one practice.

To be considered for this project please send the following information to by midnight on Sunday 10th July:

– Photographers based in Scotland
– CV
– Website and / or images of recent work
– A statement in no more than 300 words on how you feel you would approach the residency

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.