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The organisation for all who are interested in the fascinating world of glass and glass-making

Whether you are interested in Victorian decorative glass, 18th century drinking glasses, pressed glass, carnival glass, Scandinavian and Italian Modernist glass, contemporary Art Glass ,stained glass or any other kind of glass,  you are sure to find something of interest .


Upcoming Glass Events

website updated  26 January 2017


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Knebworth Glass Fair

Knebworth House SG1 2AX

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Modern design and graphics - objects and prints from post-war Europe

The British Museum London - Room 90a The exhibition ends 22 January 2017.

Uncover the close but often neglected relationship between two and three dimensional works in this display of objects and prints from post-war Europe.

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985 ) Glass Vase Finland 1970 image(c) The British Museum.

Full details of the exhibition


Venini Exhibition in Venice

Image ( c )  Le Stanzadel Vetro. Paulo Venini and his furnace- installation View- Ph. Enrico Fiorese

A member has told us about a major Venini Exhibition in Venice. It is quite possibly the most important exhibition on Venini since his death in 1959. 

The venue is in the centre of Venice. The exhibition which runs until the 8th January has been organised by the Fondacion Cini & is free.

There must be few better reasons to visit Venice this autumn.

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Image Gallery

Glass Circle Meeting 13 December : Suzanne Higgot: E.W.Cooke( 1811-1880). English marine artist, diarist & collector: The formation & Dispersal of his Venetian glass collection.

The Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT

Edward William Cooke, The church of theSalute , Oil on Canvas 1851Image(c) Martyn Gregory ,London,Royal Ocean Racing Club Collection.

Full Details & Booking Form

'' Heavenly Nights'' The Untold Story of Stained Glass Artist Margaret Agnes Rope

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery The Square Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

The Shrewsbury Museum is celebrating the life & times of the Shrewsbury born stained glass artist Margaret Agnes Rope. The exhihition is open until  15 January 2017

Full details of the Exhibition & Lectures.

Breaking News

An Evening - with Eric Knowles & Andy McConnell

Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass Stourbridge DY8 4FB


Raising Funds for The Whitehouse Cone - Museum of Glass Stourbridge 

A snapshot of the event

GA Chairman Brian Clarke holds the Glass Cone Vase with Eric Knowles, Andy McConnell & The Deputy Mayor of Dudley Dave Tyler &  his wife Barbara.

A big smile from Terri Colledge Eric whields the gavel

Andy McConnell makes the point by standing tall during his Saturday talk on Swedish Glass




Website - Member log in

Member access to the website is controlled by the membership secretary    Members need to contact the membership secretary for the codes to set up an account.

Member only content is accessed through the galleries tab

AGM 2016 documents can be accessed  through the galleries tab


A monthly newsletter on the world of contemporary glass.                  

Compiled by Alan J Poole & reproduced here with his permission  


Artworkers Guild Auction to raise funds for the building

Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC!N 3AT

The Glass Association & The Glass Circle & many other Arts organisations use the Artworkers Guild premises for their meetings in Central London. The Guild needs funds to improve the building & are holding an auction of items made by Guild Members . Several glass items are in the auction..

Auction Details

Small Fish Bowl  XI By Katharine Coleman

Image (c) Katharine Coleman

National Glass Fair, Sunday 13th November 2016

The National Motor Cycle Museum, B92 0EJ

Glass Circle Meeting 10 November: Country House Lighting in 18th Century Britain : The ascendancy of Glass

Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT


This is a joint Georgian Group & Glass Circle Meeting . John P Smith The Chairman of The Glass Circle will in his talk detail how in the early18th century  glass became the preferred material for the body of light fittings.

Full details & Booking Form

Glass Circle AGM & Auction 13 October

The Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT


The Glass Circle are holding their AGM and a fundraising auction  of mainly Whitefriars Glass on Thursday 13th October.

Full Details    

Glass Association Study Day & AGM White House Cone Museum of Glass Stourbridge Saturday 15th October 2016

The new Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass Stourbridge DY8 4FB

A full day of lectures with the key speech 'Scandinavian Glass from start to finish' presented by Andy McConnell.

Full Details & Booking Form


Graal Glass Symposium with Master Classes

Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V Mooseausstrasse 18a 94258 Frauenau Germany

Glass Cone 109 Now on Sale

Whitefriars Glass Bonanza

Do not miss '' The Whitefriars Revisted Exhibition'' in Hinckley this June. See details on our upcoming events column.

Image credit Chris Woolman 

Whitefriars Revisited

The Atkins Gallery Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1QU

Whitefriars glass has been widely collected for many years both in the UK and across the world. This exhibition aims to bring together the most complete collection of pieces produced at the factory from 1935 to 1969. 

The exhibition is being curated by Glass Association Member Chris Woolman.


Updates please visit     

The new Stourbridge Glass Museum update 1 March 2016


View of The Red House Cone from inside The New Glass Museum.



Image credit: The British Glass Foundation taken 24 February 2016.


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