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The Glass Sellers’ & Contemporary Glass Society Graduate GLASS PRIZE and NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2022.

The Glass Sellers’ & Contemporary Glass Society Graduate GLASS PRIZE and NEW GRADUATE REVIEW 2022.

What a spectacular year 2022 is for the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS). From humble beginnings 25 years ago, it has grown over the years into a thriving and proactive society supporting a membership of over 1,100. CGS supports and promotes both contemporary glass art and contemporary glass artists in the UK. 2022 is also the UN designated International Year of Glass.
As part of their ambition to support emerging graduates at the beginning of what they hope is a long career in glass making, CGS offers an annual Graduate Prize and produces the New Graduate Review, featuring the work of some of the best of the UK’s glass art graduates emerging from British Universities. To enable CGS to do this, they receive funding and support from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP and our other sponsors, Creative Glass, Pearsons Glass and Warm Glass.

Glass Focus Awards 2022-17 November 2022 at Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool.

Glass Focus Awards 2022-17 November 2022 at Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool.

The awards are open to members and non-members of British Glass, and you can enter multiple categories, submit more than one entry in any category, and may enter the same initiative for more than one category.
Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts against the criteria for that category – so make sure you read them carefully. Entries should focus on work and initiatives taking place since last year’s awards closed – so between September 2021 and September 2022. The deadline for entries is noon on Thursday 22 September 2022.

International Festival of Glass schedule is now LIVE – 26th to 29th August – Stourbridge

International Festival of Glass schedule is now LIVE – 26th to 29th August – Stourbridge

The programme for this year’s International Festival of Glass is as diverse and ambitious as ever, with lots to see and do this August Bank Holiday. If you’re looking for a gorgeous piece of glass to start, or add to, your collection, then there is also plenty of amazing artwork to buy too! We’ve got an exciting line up of 12 exhibitions, two book launches, 22 lectures, 28 workshops, 35 scheduled demonstrations and seven evening events to fill your days and nights from the 26 to 29 August. Check out the full schedule, day by day at www.ifg.org.uk/schedule

The Contemporary Glass Society at Twenty-Five.

The Contemporary Glass Society at Twenty-Five.

The List reads like a who’s who over the past 50 years and I can fully appreciate how difficult it must have been to curate such an exhibition.
Who do you not include? The exhibition covers so many elements from lamp working through cast glass, engraving, blowing, slumping, mixed media
and so much more. Clearly a triumph for CGS and for us, the admirers.

BA(Hons) Artist Designer Maker – Glass and Ceramics – Sunderland University

BA(Hons) Artist Designer Maker – Glass and Ceramics – Sunderland University

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges project we will be offering placements to artists and designer-makers in 2022-23. We’re offering the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using our workshop and supporting facilities e.g., IT facilities, lending library and lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising Creatives. AA2A welcomes applications from those with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

PSTT & The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers  Schools’ Design Competition

PSTT & The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Schools’ Design Competition

The Primary Science Teaching Trust, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, invites children from UK primary schools to submit entries for our design competition.
We would like primary school children to use their imaginations to design a beautiful object that could be made from glass, which they think would also be useful in a primary science classroom.

Glass Sellers Charity Fund – New Primary School Learning Resource

Glass Sellers Charity Fund – New Primary School Learning Resource

Glass in Society projects have been taking place across the UK now for over thirty years, where primary and secondary schools apply for funding to purchase glass related equipment to allow them to offer a more rounded view of science for their students. This has proven to be most successful where group of schools or academies have applied to the charity fund, and then share the resource between them. Quite recently a group 19 schools in Cornwall applied for a grant to fund telescopes at a cost of just under £3,000 – over 5000 students now benefit from the assistance given.

Members in the News – From chip shop to C-suite

Members in the News – From chip shop to C-suite

While investors increasingly want to invest in sustainable businesses, they often don’t know how to evaluate them. As a result, despite the growing momentum behind sustainability, innovative cleantech startups are struggling to access the funding they need to expand and grow. ‘The hype is there, the awareness is there, but the pledges are not converting into real money,’ Oruçi explains. ‘It’s not reaching the startups that desperately need this cash.’ Alongside building an ecosystem, Cleantech360 advises companies on how to achieve their carbon-neutral objectives and how to undertake sustainability reporting. The latter is an urgent concern for many companies, particularly those affected by the EU’s corporate sustainability reporting directive, due to take effect in 2023.

Press Release – Contemporary Glass Society

Press Release – Contemporary Glass Society

What a spectacular year 2022 is for the Contemporary Glass Society!  From humble beginnings 25 years ago, it has developed over the years into a thriving and proactive
society supporting a membership of over 1,100 British and international contemporary glass artists. To celebrate our quarter century representing and promoting contemporary glass,
we are delighted to be showcasing a special celebratory three month long exhibition entitled, “CGS at 25: Past, Present, the Future”, hosted by the new Stourbridge Glass
Museum.