Stunning contemporary glass on show at Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury

David Erskine, Bucks County Museum  |  Published: Feb 12th 2019

The Contemporary Glass Society is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of exhibitions around the country to raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass and Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury is the fourth venue in a series of exhibitions.

Glorious Glass demonstrates how 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. On display is work by almost 40 artists who are based in Bucks and the surrounding counties, the Midlands and Greater London. 

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK and has almost 1,000 members both nationally and internationally.

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. Details of all glass events are available on the museum website.


Glorious Glass exhibition runs until 23 March 2019. Work on display is for sale and entry to the exhibition is by donation.


Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441

Tea 'Birds Nest' Bowl by Alison Vincent
Tea 'Birds Nest' Bowl by Alison Vincent
Cast Towers by Jacque Pavlosky. Image Esther Segarra
Cast Towers by Jacque Pavlosky. Image Esther Segarra.
Groundswell by Tlws Johnson - photo John Credland
Groundswell by Tlws Johnson - photo John Credland. All images courtesy Bucks County Museum.
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