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Press Release – Contemporary Glass Society

Press Release June 2022
Contemporary Glass Society: “CGS at 25: Past, Present, the Future.”

Exhibition at the Stourbridge Glass Museum – 23rd July to 30th October 2022

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.

The last 25 years have seen dramatic changes and advances – political, technological, environmental, and social.  This exhibition tells the history of both CGS and the world which is reflected by glass artwork covering a range of techniques selected from the past 25 years from 25 of the United Kingdom’s greatest glass artists.  

Artists represented in the exhibition include founding members of the Contemporary Glass Society such as Peter Layton of London Glassblowing fame, the legendary Keith Cummings – who has taken kiln formed glass to new heights; renowned casters David Reekie and Colin Reid, artist and musician Alison Kinnaird MBE along with Catherine Hough, Sally Fawkes and the beautifully engraved work of Katharine Coleman MBE.