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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  25 February 2015

Visit to The Higgins Museum Bedford 7 March 2015

The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum Castle Lane Bedford MK40 3XD


The Higgins Bedford was founded by Cecil Higgins (1856-1941) to house his collection of ceramics, glass and objets d’art for the benefit of the public.  The collection of glass numbers over 350 pieces and includes; Ravenscroft lead glass, glass from Whitefriars. wine glasses for and against the Jacobite cause, Irish cut glass, tiny Roman bottles, forest glass beakers, Venetian Cristallo, Facon de Venise, Tiffany and Sam Herman.We will have a talk from the Head of Collections, Tom Perrett plus handling of glass objects. Victoria Partridge Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts will also be available to us on the day. The talk will last approximately 1.5 hours which will be followed by independent tour of the collection.

                      Full Details & Booking Form              

Cambridge Glass Fair

Knebworth House SG1 2AX

V & A Study 2nd Session- Now Booking June 2015

V & A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.


The Glass Association study session at The Victoria & Albert Museum in July 2014 was a great success and we will be repeating the session on 12th June 2015. There will be a guided tour of The Glass Galleries and a rare opportunity to study pieces from the collection.

 Limited places available

               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   

               FEBRUARY 2015  EDITION               

Glass for Eating,Drinking & Making Merry.

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.


International Festival of Glass

Stourbridge 25-31 May 2015

Manchester Glass Exhibition

St Mark's Church Hall, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WH

An exhibition of glass made in Manchester & Salford from 1830-1920.. This is a  charitable event supporting research into Ataxia.

Please come along & support this event.

Full Details & Booking Form.

Glass Tour of America - May 2015.

The Glass Circle are organising a glass tour of the USA in May 2015.

Visiting glass museums in Detroit, Toledo, Corning & New York.

         Full Details          

AGM 27 September 2014 - Stourbridge

The documents for the  2014 AGM which will be held at The Kingswinford Methodist Church are listed here.

Minutes of 2013 AGM

Agenda AGM 2014.

Nomination Forms for Committee Members 2014

20th Century Glass 'Art Deco to Mid Century Modern ' & AGM.

Kingswinford Methodist Church Stream Road DY6 9NP / Broadfield House Glass Museum. 27th September 2014.


Graystan glass takes centre stage at this year's AGM meeting . Hear Charles Hadjamach tell us about  a recently discovered archive and see a new exhibition of  Graystan glass in the museum part of the day. Nigel Benson poses the question why  is there so little British Art Deco Glass and Mark Hill takes us into Mid Century with a talk about the legendary designers of Czechoslovakian Glass.

Full Details & Booking Form

'heart'vase  Vladimir Jelinek 1965 - Image copyright Mark Hill

Glass Cone 105 now published.

Glassac 14 Durham & York

University of Durham

Glass Science in Art & Conservation.

University of Durham  10th - 12 th September - City of York Saturday 13th September.

The glass community world wide embraces many diverse strands of glass expertise. This conference ' GLASSAC 14 ' is designed to weave together those diverse strands to create a web of knowledge & experience which transcends barriers & divisions.

Full details of the conference

National Glass Fair.

National Motorcycle Museum B92 0EJ -- M42 Jct 6 ( A 45)

'' A String of Beads '', a new book by Pauline Holt on the history of glass bead making in the UK



A new Book 'A String of Beads' will be available from the 10th April 2014, it is a light-hearted history of glass beadmaking in the UK'. There is very little written about the latest resurgence of glass beadmaking in the UK and 'A String of Beads', details events and people from 1970 to 2014.

The publication of the book coincides with the 10th Anniversary of The Beads Day at Broadfield House glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands.  The exhibition will run from 10th May to September 2014. Photographs of all the exhibitor’s beads feature in the book.

You can pre-order your limited edition copy by e mailing pauline@jazzylily.com   or visit the web site http://www.jazzylily.com/book.htm


''Glass in the Spotlight '', Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair,NEC 10- 13 April 2014

There are two special glass features at this fair provided by Glass Association Members Mark Hill & Attila Sik.

                 Skrdlovice Glass          Copyright Mark Hill Publishing

Mark will be curating the display of glass made in the mid 20th Century by the little known Czechoslovakian company Skrdlovice. There will be over 100 examples of their work including unique pieces brought together for the first time in a British Exhibition.

         Margit Toth                         Copyright Prisma Gallery

Attila Sik of Prisma Gallery will be exhibiting & selling contemporary glass made by several glass artists from Hungary .  The approach of the artists is many & varied.

 LINKS:         Antiques for Everyone         Mark Hill Publishing             Prisma Gallery             Complimentary tickets

Glass Cone 104 - Now Published

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