Vessel Exhibition

Contemporary Glass Society (GCS) have organised an exhibition for members to sell there glass in order to raise much needed funds for the society. 

VESSELS is to be exhibited at the Vessel Gallery in London 6th July till 19th August 2017

Vessel Exhibition, Vessel Gallery London. Gradients (ii) by Naomi Jacques

Vessel Exhibition, Vessel Gallery London. Gradients (ii) by Naomi Jacques

Dates for your diary: 6th July - 19th August 2017

"VESSELS at Vessel Gallery London
6th July - 19th August 2017
CGS Open Exhibition

CGS is delighted to announce our open show at Vessel Gallery London.

Vessels have been with us for thousands of years and are part of our everyday use.
CGS has challenged its members to create an exciting variation of an everyday object, to use their imagination and produce a fantastic vessel. The only restriction is, its volume should not be more than 750ml.

136 CGS members have said they will take part in this amazing show, including artists Angela Thwaites, Katharine Coleman, Rachel Elliott, Stewart Hearn Debbie Timperley, & David Reekie.
The work will sell from £100 - £500 maximum
This is a fund raising show for CGS and all money raised will go toward future events.

Vessel Gallery, 114 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PW
Tel. 02077278001
Founded in Notting Hill, London in 1999 Vessel Gallery aims to be a major destination for all those who appreciate contemporary art-glass sculpture and decorative lighting. From the stunning simplicity of Scandinavian crystal, via flamboyant Italian art glass, to the best of British and International creative talents."

Pictured above is Gradients (ii), the piece, I have donated to this fundraising show. 

Featured in Aesthetica Magazine

WOW Aesthetica have featured my image in a recent interview with One Year on curator Rheanna Lingham 

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Googling my name has become fun just lately as I never know what will be found....


"Chosen on the strength of their craft, design flair and quality of product, the 80 talented individuals taking part were selected by a panel of experts from across the design industry, and are tipped to be the iconic designers of the future. We speak to Rheanna Lingham, curator of One Year On about the selection process, what to look out for at this year’s show, and to gain an insight into Shoreditch store Luna & Curious run by Lingham and two fellow creatives Polly George and Kaoru Parry.'



Date of article : 23rd April 2017

Celebrations Exhibition Sponsored by Mark Holford

Celebrations Exhibition

Sponsord by Mark Holford

25th  August – 9th September 2017

Muntus, A.  Graffiti collage 150mm h x 150w x 9d Made 2017    Photo A Muntus.jpg

Muntus, A.  Graffiti collage 150mm h x 150w x 9d Made 2017    Photo A Muntus.jpg

"Celebrations will be the CGS fun Exhibition at the International Festival of Glass in 2017 as part of our 20th Anniversary. 138 CGS members have made a piece of glass celebrating an event of special importance - however big or small.  All work is for sale and could be the perfect present you are looking for to mark your own special occasion."

CELEBRATIONS aim to be even more successful than our 2015 Festival Exhibition “Wish You Were Here”, when over 80 glass postcards sold.

This is a fundraising exhibition and all proceeds will go towards future CGS events and the International Festival of Glass

Show opens 4pm Friday 25th August

There will be prizes sponsored by Mark Holford & Alan J Poole

Best in show £300 sponsored by Alan J Poole
People's Prize £300 sponsored by Mark Holford
Two runners up £100 each sponsored by Mark Holford


My offering to this fund raising event is Touch of Gold Coaster 2017


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High End Magazine


After featuring on the emerging talent section of Very First To My work was published in High End Magazine.

"Made from shards of transparent, clear, bullseye glass, this sculptural art bowl was created by artist Naomi Jacques. “This piece in particular depicts an evocative balance between fragility and strength. I wanted to create something that celebrates a beauty that can often only be found resurfacing from darkness,” says Jacques. Although the bowl appears precarious to handle due to its blend of glass pieces, a process Jacques calls “glass frit fusion” that took several years to master, she explains it to be “very tactile and can be held delicately, but it definitely will not cut you.” Likened to a sheet of raw-cut diamond by viewers, Jacques imagines her piece to function as a “conversation appetizer, a thought-provoking creation that people can talk about and reflect upon its meaning."



Artwork Commended in the Graduate Review 2016

Contemporary Glass Society Graduate Review 2016

"Following on from the successful annual student glass prize awarded at ‘New Designers’, C.G.S. has decided to expand the opportunity for all British and Irish glass graduates. We have replaced the New Designers Glass Award with a more inclusive publication, “C.G.S. Graduate Review”. This is a 16 page publication, which will be circulated extensively as well as via Neues Glas - New Glass: Art & Architecture, crafts&design and CRAFTS social media and will give us an opportunity to showcase more of the emerging talent form British Graduates. There will be prizes for the Winner and two Runners-up."


Commended 'Mother Torso'

Image Credit Naomi Jacques 2016