GLORIOUS GLASS” EXHIBITION, AYLESBURY -
20 Years of the Contemporary Glass Society
In 2017, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) celebrated 20 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK. It now has almost 1,000 members both nationally and internationally. To continue the celebration of this landmark anniversary and to raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass, a series of linked exhibitions are being held around Great Britain over the next three years.
CGS has chosen Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury as the 4th venue in the series and we will be displaying glass art work from 40 artists based in the Midlands, surrounding counties and Greater London. The exhibition is open to all members at any stage of their career and is unselected with all work for sale.
The aim of the “Glorious Glass” exhibition is to demonstrate how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques and also discover their own local glass artists. The work displayed features as wide a range of techniques as possible. Each artist explains why glass is glorious to them and why they have chosen the pieces on display to express that passion for their chosen material.
Artists taking part; Askett Glass, Maggie Barton, Carolyn Basing, Gavin Caspersz, Teresa Chlapowski , Adele Clark, Caroline Cousin, Estelle Dean, Juliette Derwent, Fiona Fawcett, Susan Fonge, Pam Fyvie, Adriana Garcia, Hannah Gibson, Aneta Glowacka, Gay Hutchings, Tlws Johnson, Nicola Kantorowicz, Sharon Korek, Jan Langdale, Julie Light, Anne-Marie Lowe, Pat Marvell, Judith Menges, Linda Morley, Wendy Newhofer, Nathalie Ozouf, Jacque Pavlosky, Susan Purser Hope, Morag Reekie, Cathryn Shilling, Phillipa Stacey, Vikki Stacey, Joe Szabo, Geoff Thwaites, Mandy Treptow, Jane Vincent, Alison Vincent, Kathryn Webley.
The exhibition is accompanied by workshop opportunities where the public can experience working with glass, a Forum Day with a range of leading glass artist speakers who use a range of different glass techniques and a Glass Makers Fair providing an opportunity for everyone to purchase glass artwork that suits every pocket..