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  12 August 2015

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.


AGM Warrington 17th October 2015

Our AGM & meeting this year will be in the  Pyramid Centre & museum in Warrington.Please reserve the date, full details to follow,

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

Article published in The Sunday Telegraph 19th July 2015

                  Read the article.           

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    .       

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

V & A Study 3rd Session- Now Booking June 2016

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 in June 2016. 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              


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   

              AUGUST  2015   EDITION         

Glass & Decorative Arts Sale Bamfords Derby 5th August 2015

Something for Keith Murray collectors




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.



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         

Knebworth Glass Fair 11 October 2015

Knebworth House SG1 2AX

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            


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              

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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