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Contemporary Glass Society Showcase at National Glass Centre

Released: Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 09:21

The Contemporary Glass Society and National Glass Centre launch second year of showcase displays for contemporary glass

Two of the UK’s top glass organisations have joined together to create a contemporary glass showcase featuring the work of CGS members.  A special display case in the lower foyer entrance at National Glass Centre will be dedicated to a year-long display of a wide variety of glass made by members of the Contemporary Glass Society. 

“National Glass Centre is thrilled to be working with CGS once again to showcase the best work in glass.  The variety and creativity of the work is testament to the high quality of CGS members and we are particularly pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for visitors to purchase a unique piece of glass.”

From Spring 2015 to Spring 2016, the work of fourteen artists will be put on show in this prominent area of the Centre, with a total of seven showcases each displaying two CGS members’ work for a six week period. The work will be a vibrant and varied range of sculptural, decorative and functional pieces, and they will all be available for sale - a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of unique and handcrafted contemporary glass by both well known and up and coming makers.

Artists taking part:

Ruth Shelley &  William Pryde -  12th March – 21st April 2015

Claire Hall & Katherine Southam -  23rd April – 2nd June

Dan Bowran &Estelle Dean -  4th June – 14th July

Nobuyasu Yoshida & Noreen Todd  - 16th July – 25th August

Dominic Fonde & Haley Haddow  - 28th August- 6th October

Monserrat Duran Montadas & Alison Lowry -  8th October – 17th November

Clare Wilson & Caroline Harris -   19th November – 12th January 2016


This collaboration is the commitment by both organisations to work together to bring this magical medium to the widest audience possible.

Visitors to the Centre will be able to see the CGS showcase from March 2015.

For more information & high resolution images contact:
For the CGS contact Pam Reekie or 01379 741120.
For National Glass Centre contact Izzy McDdonald-Booth  on 0191 515 5501/5524.


Notes to the editor

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world.


National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre is the UK’s centre for national excellence in glass, supporting research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass. Visitors can learn how to make glass, watch glass being made, view exhibitions inspired by glass and find out about Sunderland’s links with this extraordinary material.




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