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

We challenge our members to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/ SEA/ SKY. This 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.)

(This exhibition features work that is not included in the London Glassblowing exhibition of the same name.)

 

4th July – 29th August

Astronomy and Astral Life Exhibition

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

This was the theme that we asked CGS Member Glass Artists to respond to.

The show was launched on 2nd May – (27th June 2022).

 

“Ordinary to Extraordinary” launched on the 7th March 2022

“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 worldwide 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 have any questions about these gallery exhibitions, or taking part in our next shows, please email info@cgs.org.uk

This show was launched on the 7th March 2022.

All our shows from now on have the capability to be selling shows.

Buyers should please contact the artists directly.

GLASS NOW

GLASS NOW launched on the 17th January 2022, is the first online exhibition for 2022 and is part of the launch of the Contemporary Glass Society’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

The 50 Contemporary Glass Society artists featured in GLASS NOW are the personal choice of CGS Trustee Nicola Schellander together with Linda Banks, the Editor of Glass Networks Digital.

We wanted to feature artists whose work has fascinated and inspired us and who we feel make a statement about glass today; this is why we have invited these artists to take part.

We have not been able to include all members, as CGS has over 1000 artists! But we have put together a selection that we hope provides you with a representative overview of the techniques, variety of inspiration and excellence in the medium of glass.

Alongside this, we also wished to give you an overview of our worldwide reach as an organisation with a selection of international artists we are lucky to have in CGS as well as U.K. based.

Although all our CGS Trustees are practicing artists themselves, we have left them out of this show, to give you a more universal spectrum of CGS Member Glass Artists.

We hope that this exhibition will inspire you!

“A is for Affordable Part 2”. All work priced from £50 to £500.

Don’t look now but Christmas is on the way! After last year’s successful “A is for Affordable” online exhibition we are returning with “A is for Affordable Part 2”.

57 glass artists have the opportunity to offer you beautiful glass at affordable prices. You can either purchase a piece of gorgeousness to either keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

This is a Selling Show at accessible prices. All work is priced from £50 to £500. All work is purchased directly from the artist.

The show will run from 13th November 2021 to 6th January 2022

“Graduates Work the Next Generation”- curated by The Contemporary Glass Society

“Graduates Work the Next Generation”- curated by The Contemporary Glass Society

This exhibition aims to show the ingenuity and breadth of work from the next generation of makers. Due to Covid 19 and the disruption of course work last year, all students graduating from a British & Irish accredited course in 2020 and 2021 were be eligible to enter this show.

27 (plus 1 belated) extraordinary glass graduates boast an eclectic array of glass art that has never been shown like this before!

CGS are extremely proud to be exhibiting both these glass graduates and their work in this format for the first time.

11th October – 20th November 2021, then permanently in the CGS online gallery.

“Animal Magic”

Who hasn’t got a favourite animal – whether in the sea, on land or in the air? It may be a domesticated one such as a dog or a budgie, a farmyard one – pigs, hens, cows or sheep or one from the natural world like the ubiquitous meerkat or a lion, the wandering albatross, a humpback whale or a speedy sloth! Whichever your animal is, this is your chance to celebrate them, indulge them or raise an awareness of their fragility in the face of climate change and human exploitation. Remember the Dodo!

CGS challenged members to show or create a piece of work that elevates animals into our consciousness and raises our admiration of their extraordinary skills, lovable natures and sheer beauty in this online selling exhibition. In other words, their animal magic!

If you would like to purchase work, please contact the artist directly. Thank you.

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This online selling exhibition was launched was on 1st Sept 2021

Please email info@cgs.org.uk if you have any questions.

JOIN TODAY and start working on an image for the next show at: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/

 

 

Summer Sunshine

Get out your Kiss Me Quick hat, don the sunglasses and enjoy the Summer! Our next online exhibition celebrates Summer sunshine and all that that means – glorious landscapes, extraordinary beaches, beautiful flowers, exquisite animals, reflections, shadows and everything in-between. Show us what Summer means to you and how it affects you both physically and mentally.

40 CGS glass artists take part.

To BUY work, please contact the artist directly.

Launched  on 26th July 2021

“Old Work/ New Perspective”

This online glass exhibition was a chance for CGS member glass artists and designers to rediscover and display older work.

Nearly 50 CGS members took part in this show highlighting the diversity of talent and skill across our glass community.

(All work to be at least two years old.)

The show was launched on 12th June 2021 and on our CGS Homepage until 21st July.

 

TEXTURES/How Do You Feel?

An International CGS Online Glass Exhibition hosting 51 selected CGS Members.

This is a selling show, so please contact artists directly to purchase work or make an enquiry.

“Texture can defined as the tactile quality of an object’s surface. Within art, it can appeal to our sense of touch, which can evoke an emotional response. Texture is the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface. Just like 3D forms, texture can be implied or real. Texture can be created through tactile possibilities: cutting, building, tearing or layering of materials, for example.”

This was a CGS juried show, and was launched on 8th May 2021