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The Contemporary Glass Society at Twenty-Five.

Venue :- Stourbridge Glass Museum
Date :- Friday 22 nd July 2022.

The Society has chosen to celebrate 25 years by holding an exhibition and commissioning a new piece of Artwork.

The Exhibition is open until 31 st October 2022 and will be open during the Biennale. Glass Sellers attending the Biennale will have a special viewing.

Sue Purser Hope, Chair of CGS, introduced the exhibition, giving background to where it had come from and announcing that there were 25 pieces on
display plus the competition piece.

This was followed by a welcome from the Lady Mayoress of Dudley, Cllr. Sue Greenaway. Dudley South MP Mike Wood expressed his pleasure at being there to see
the exhibition and Andy McConnell was effusive about the super space and the problems that artistic glass, the galleries and museums that house some
of the very best pieces.

The evening was closed by Pam Reekie and Sue Purser Hope who thanked the Museum Staff, the Volunteers and the exhibition curator, Fiona Fawcett

Work on Show
Mirage Bowl – Peter Layton 1997
Pennant = Keith Cummings 1998
Palindrome – Katherine Coleman MBE 1998
Sword – Anthony Scala 2000
Aescullus – Gillies Jones 2000
Cell – Angela Jarman 2001
Mesozoic Vessel – Catherine Hough 2002
Follow My Leader _ David Reekie 2003
Cello R1345 – Colin Reid 2006
Wreath – Max Jacquard 2006
Engaging Significance VIII – Sally Fawkes 2007
Solaris – Bruno Romanelli 2008
Wrestle – Catherine Shilling 2010
Apartment Blocks – Alison Kinnaird MBE 2011
Antarctic Bottles: Last Entry. The Barrier, Winter Journey – James Maskrey 2012
Vision – Ayako Tani 2014
Figures With Space Series – Jo Mitchell 2015
Girl With Snow – Nancy Sutcliffe 2016
Plume – Yellow – Nina Casson McGarva 2017
Swimmer III – Frans Wessleman 2018
Shadow Shelter – Jeff Zimmer 2019
Dialogue – Keiko Mukade 2020
Composite Lidded Jar – Joshua Kerley 2020
Bodge Job – Elliot Walker 2021
Strange Fruit – Chris Day 2021
Constructed From My Catharsis – Erica Poyser 2021

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.

Barbara P.Beadman
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London.
23rd July 2022