Early Studios Dublin 1938 ( Ave Maria Gratia Plena )  Image Credit S Damment


Welcome to The Glass Association


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  01 January 2016.

Knebworth Glass Fair

Knebworth House SG1 2AX

David Reekie - '' Casual Bystanders'' Exhibition 17 Oct - 15 November 2015


“I use the title in my new series Casual Bystanders in an ironic and somewhat sarcastic way, in that there are elements within our society and political elite, who are blind to the growing problems in society and stand casually by as these problems grow”

The Exhibition Venue    Etienne Gallery    De Lande 38    5061 HX Oesterwijk  Netherlands

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Glass Doodles

At Fieldings' Stourbridge yesterday (24th Oct 2015) an auction of "Glass Doodles" raised the best part of £10,000 for the British Glass Foundation. 

The lots can be seen at  http://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/auctions/102/GL 

Not all the items were sold, and the unsold lots will probably be offered at the "Centuries of Glass" sale early next year. 

This one did sell! http://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/lot/129774 


Glass Cone 107 - Summer 2015

What's on in the world of glass ?

A monthly newsletter on the world of contemporary glass.                  

Compiled by Alan J Poole & reproduced here with his permission   


Castle Ashby - Craft Fair

Castle Ashby Gardens Northampton NN7 1LQ

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.membership@glassassociation.org.uk

GrayStan Glass - The complete catalogue

Want see all the Gray - Stan designs produced  between 1925- 1935.

The designs & further information can be found in Journal 10 where there are over 140 illustrations of Gray-Stan Glass

Details Journal 10



Fragmentary Tales - A 2nd miscellany of glass

London Archeological Centre Eagle Wharf Road London N1 7ED

Fragmentary Tales: A Second Miscellany of Glass 
Friday 20th November 2015 at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED at 10:00 a.m Please join us for a day of presentations and discussion about current research and new finds and developments in the world of ancient and historic glass. If you would like to offer a presentation or bring along glass or photographs for identification or discussion, please contact Caroline Jackson (c.m.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk) or Sally Cottam (sally.cottam@kcl.ac.uk). Click here for paper abstracts. If you would like to attend, please send your full contact details and a cheque for 24 GBP (members of AHG, 34 GBP (non-members) or 12 GBP (students) payable to the Association for the History of Glass Ltd to: Denise Allen, 8 St Catherines Road, Southampton SO18 1LJ. 


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''Glories in Gold & Glass'' - Free study day

Museum of London The Western Theatre London EC2 5AN

Free Study Day, Glories in Gold and Glass, 13th November 2015, 10:30-16:00 : The Western Theatre, The Museum of London

Vibrant colour and imagery fill the walls and ceilings of St Paul’s Cathedral. This was inspired by a Renaissance of mosaic work in the nineteenth-century.

You can learn about the wider historical context of St Paul’s mosaic scheme and how mosaic work can be used for social engagement from speakers including:

Dr Heike Zech - The William Blake Richmond mosaic cycle in St Paul’s Cathedral quire

Simon Carter – Mosaics in a collections context

Dr Ayla Lepine - Stylistic revivals in nineteenth-century church interiors

David Toothill - Contemporary mosaic commissions


The New Stourbridge Glass Museum

These pictures taken on 23rd October 2015 show the conversion of the White House Cone / former Stuart's Crystal factory buildings which will house the new glass musem.

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Celebrity Glass Doodle Auction 24 October 2015, Fieldings Stourbridge

Mill Race Lane Stourbridge DY8 1JN


mage credit - The British Glass Foundation

The celebrity doodle project was conceived & organised by glassmaker Allister Malcolm.

The doodles were drawn or sketched by celebrities & from them a variety of glassmakers created a stunning array of glass creations.

The glass will be auctioned on Saturday 24th October by Fieldings Stourbridge in their ‘Decades of Design ‘ auction , the lot numbers are 771- 806.

All funds will be going to The British Glass Foundation ( BGF) fund for the new glass museum.

Please find attached  a link to the BGF website where you can see an illustrated feature on the celebrity doodles.

There is a link to the  Fieldings website  & to an online copy of the printed catalogue.



Fieldings website

National Glass Fair Sunday 22nd November 2015

The National Motor Cycle Museum, B92 0EJ

 The next glass fair will be held on Sunday 22nd November at The National Motor Cycle Museum .

                 Full Details          

Glass at the V & A London - 3rd Study Session - June 2016

Advance notice - A study session at the V & A will take place in June 2016. A guided tour of The Glass Galleries & an opportunity to study pieces of glass from the collections.  The date will be confirmed later but will probably be Friday 24 June 2016.

Registration - Reserve your place now

Glass -'' Flat, Pressed and Floated ''

Pyramid Centre & Warrington Museum 17th October 2015

Our AGM Meeting this year will be in Warrington at The Pyramid Centre & the Warrington Museum where we will view glass made in the town. The theme was glass made in Warrington, Manchester and St Helens.

These items were on display at the meeting.

Full details and booking form         

You will also be able to visit The Warrington Contemporary arts festival held in The Cultural Quarter from 2 October - 14 November.

The theme this year '' The Dream of Modern Living ? ''

Festival Programme


New Glass Museum in Stourbridge gets funding.

The British Glass Foundation have announced funding from the European Regional Development Fund  of over £ 2.1 million for the new glass museum complex.


Peter Layton : '' The 78 year old breathes life into a dying industry ''

Article published in The Sunday Telegraph 19th July 2015

                  Read the article.           

Whitefriars, Glass designed by Peter Wheeler 1969.

Please see some images of Whitefriars Glass designed by Peter Wheeler  in 1969. These images have been supplied by Circaglass for your enjoyment.



Treasures of Sand and Fire. Glass and Crystal from the 14th - 21 St Century

Museum of Decorative Arts - rue de Rivoli -75001 Paris

A Stunning major exhibition of glass & crystal from the 14th - 21 St century.

       Details of the Exhibition          

Engraved Glass by Sir Laurence Whistler St Nicholas Church, Moreton

St Nicholas Church - Moreton, Dorset - DT2 8RH

This is the only church in the world where every window has engraved glass. This amazing feature was carried out over a period of 30 years by Sir Laurence Whistler. Our visit will include a guided tour of the windows. Earlier in the day we have also arranged the option of visiting & having a guided tour of nearby Athelhampton House and Gardens.

        Full details & a booking form    .       

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