The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is delighted to be collaborating with Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset in the launch of a new open-to-all members exhibition in the centre’s Long Gallery.

The exhibition runs from Friday, 19th January to Sunday, 25th February 2024 with a special event - “Meet the Makers” from 2pm on Saturday 20th January.

The Contemporary Glass Society is the premier supporter and promoter of contemporary glass art and glass artists within the UK. Membership is open to glass artists at all stages of their careers, collectors and members of the general public interested in contemporary glass.

Black Swan Arts is in the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome in Somerset. Its vibrant and varied programme features contemporary and innovative art and crafts. It is a popular arts venue for the creatives of Frome and beyond, providing exhibitions, a shop, studio, workshop space and a friendly place to meet friends.

The Glass Hub is an educational centre based near Trowbridge where students of all abilities can learn and develop the craft of glassmaking. The Glass Hub provides extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise.

The exhibition features the work of thirty nine CGS glass artists at all stages of their career with an emphasis on CGS South West and Midlands members. The exhibition shows the dazzling delight of glass in all its facets of light, colour and technique. It is a true celebration of the diversity of contemporary glass.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, 20th January and there is an opportunity to “Meet the Makers” with makers talking about their work between 2pm and 4pm. The Glass Hub will also be holding an open studio event where it will welcome visitors to see all its glass making provisions and provide demonstrations of glass making.

All the work in the exhibition is for sale and features an array of both plinth and wall mounted artworks.

So come along and feel your spirits lift in delight as you step into an environment of beauty, colour and glass glory!