The Glass Cone Vase      Image (c) Richard Golding & The Glass Association



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  23 September 2016.

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


An Evening - with Eric Knowles & Andy McConnell

Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass Stourbridge DY8 4FB


Friday Night Fundraiser - 'Six of the Best'

Raising Funds for The Whitehouse Cone - Museum of Glass Stourbridge 

On Friday 14th  October at 7.30pm, the Glass Association will be welcoming Eric Knowles and Andy McConnell to the new ‘White House Cone – museum of glass’ (WHC – mog), where they will host an evening of bonhomie and banter. These two old friends and colleagues will present 'Six of the Best' when they will be talking about their six favourite pieces of glass, their interest in and knowledge of glass and, no doubt, their (sometimes shared) tales and recollections of their travels around the country and the experiences they have encountered.

          Full details and Booking Form          

The Glass Cone vase made by Richard Golding will be auctioned at this event.




Knebworth Glass Fair 2 October 2016

Knebworth Barns SG1 2AX

How did they make 18th Century wine glasses 1 October 2016 Non Members Welcome

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  SEVENTH  workshop will be on Saturday 1st OCTOBER 2016 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   


The Glass Cone needs a new Designer

Margaret Rope's Shrewsbury Cathedral Windows -- Lecture at the cathedral Sat 24 September at 2 pm.

Shrewsbury RC Cathedral 11 Belmont Shrewsbury SY1 1TE

Art Historian Dr Claire FitzGerald Warwick University presents a talk about ' Margaret Rope's Shrewsbury Cathedral Windows' in front of the windows.  Free Entry,donations welcome.

National Glass Fair, Sunday 13th November 2016

The National Motor Cycle Museum, B92 0EJ

'' 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

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    Agenda

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     

GA visit to Barcelona & Catalunya 13-17 April 2016

Please find details of the visit here.

Barcelona & Catalunya

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.


The New Glass Museum Opens ......... 19th March 2016


The new glass museum on the Isle of Wight opens on 19th March 2016 at 11 am.

Location Areton Barns Craft Village  Main Road Newpoirt PO30 3AA.




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