CGS commissioned photographer Bob Kauders to write a guide to help makers photograph their own work, we hope you find it useful. Download the guide.
Information: 'How to' Guides
We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.
You can upload your events, workshops, exhibitions etc on to the noticeboard section of the site if you are a CGS member.
The process is quite simple, log in, using your user name and password. Click the box on the home page, ‘Add your event/opportunity’, this is quite easy just follow instructions, keeping information short and to the point. Remember to click the region your event is in.
You can also upload an image with your text for added emphasis.
Uploading your images for on line Gallery Exhibitions
To upload to an on line gallery exhibition, when you login you will land on your profile page.
Click on the 'Edit' tab. Then you will need to click on the submenu 'Exhibition'. All details can be viewed and uploaded on that page. Scroll down and find and empty box to upload your image into, do not remove any previous submissions as these still appear in our archive shows. Write the exhibition title in the ‘submitted to’ box. Please make sure this is correct
Make sure you fill in all fields below the image adding your contact details and information about your work, then upload the image in the format explained on the page. Remember to click save.
We are working on an acknowledgement email notification system through the site but please know that your image has been submitted once you click save.
We hope you enjoy the site and we welcome any comments that you might have, please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org and do contact me if you have any other questions.
It is crucial that you keep your email address up to date so that you receive our regular e-bulletins, and please do open them, you might be missing some important opportunity.
Please make sure your inbox accepts email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating your profile on our website www.cgs.org.uk
It is important as a member of CGS that your profile on our website is kept up to date, do log in using your username and your password, which can be reset if you have forgotten it, and check that everything is correct.
Use the ‘Edit my profile’ link at the very top of the page and click through the tabs, saving any changes before you move onto the next tab. It is really important that you have a short written profile. The last tab is Permissions, you can say here what details you want shown or not shown on the website, we do recommend that you either have your email or website, so that people can contact you if they wish to do so. All changes now go live immediately, no more waiting for approval. So if you find you haven’t got it quite right, go back and make changes.
You can up load up to 10 images and to ensure you are making best use of the site, it is very important that you have at least one image.
The first image will randomly appear on the home page so it should be your best image and its size should be; 575 wide x 462 high pixels at 72dpi. All images should be around this size, but the website will resize them automatically as long as they are not too large files over 8mb. You can also move the images around using the cross to the left of the image, click & drag to the order you want them in.
This way you can change the home page image from time to time, very easily.
Once your have finished do log out and take a look at your details in Members Directory, if something isn't right, just log in again and make the change remembering to save any changes at the bottom of the page.
If you have any problems contact email@example.com
Two sets of tutorials covering both copper foil and lead came in depth. Packed with lots of original, annotated photos and the best videos on the web to help you.
You name it, you can learn it... cutting, foiling, polishing, attaching hooks, framing, making a beaded soldered edge, soldering, leading, cementing. It's all here:
How To Make Stained Glass With Copper Foil
Making Stained Glass Using Lead Came