Whitefriars vase S6,Peter Wheeler 1969   image credit  Circaglass 

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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 October 2015

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 will be glass made in Warrington, Manchester and St Helens.

Full details and booking form         

 Warrington Map

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


Knebworth Glass Fair 11 October 2015

Knebworth House SG1 2AX

How did they make 18th Century wine glasses ? 3 October 2015

Project Workshops, Quarley, Hampshire SP11 8PX

If you want to know how they made 18th Century glasses then this workshop is just for you. The  SIXTH workshop will be on Saturday 3rd OCTOBER 2015 please book your place now. 



      Further Details & Booking Form  



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   

            OCTOBER  2015 EDITION         

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

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.


Glass & Decorative Arts Sale Bamfords Derby 5th August 2015

Something for Keith Murray collectors




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    .       

Art in Action 16-19 July 2015

Waterperry Gardens, near Oxford

Art in Action is an Arts & Crafts festival where you will be able to see the artists in many disciplines including glass demonstrate their skills & show their work.

          Art in Action - Full Details         

New Zealand - Community breathes life into art plan


Our thanks to one of our members in New Zealand for bringing us this feature.

Community breathes life into art plan


Glassmaking and a steam train ride

Station Glass Shenton Leicestershire CV13 6DJ

 A return steam train trip from Shackerstone to Shenton to see Richard Golding make a 'one off' creation based on our glass cone logo'.  

Station Glass Website

BOOKING Form & full details

Well done Richard - First picture of the vase made at the meeting

Journal 10 Now Published

Frauenau Glass Museum, Germany.

British Glass Foundation Research visit to the Frauenau Glass Museum, Germany in February 2015.

Frauenau Glass Museum

Glass for Eating,Drinking & Making Merry. 15 June 2015

The Wallace Collection, London W1U 3BN


The Association for The History of Glass in conjunction with The Glass Association & The Glass Circle are organising a study day on the use of table glass through the ages.

         Further Details            


Gray-Stan Glass Exhibition at Broadfield House Glass Museum

Time is running out to see this stunning exhibition, it closes 1st February.

Image credit Broadfield House Glass Museum.


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