Tiffany Window St Thomas Church, Thomasville Georgia USA   image credit M Wimpory                                   

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  1 October 2014

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

National Glass Fair.

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

How did they make 18th Century wine glasses? - 15th November 2014 .

Location: 
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  FIFTH workshop will be on Saturday 15th November 2014 please book your place now.

     

      Further Details & Booking Form

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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 2014 Edition

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.

Location: 
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.

V & A Study Session.

Location: 
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 next year. There will be a guided tour of The Glass Galleries and a rare opportunity to study pieces from the collection.

 Please click the link to reserve a place

Details & Booking Form

 

Glassac 14 Durham & York

Location: 
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

'' 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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Glass Cone 103 ........ now on sale

NEW - Membership Renewal .

You can now renew your membership on this site.

PAY HERE

'' Stourbridge Glass - Past & Present '' The Ruskin Centre Stourbridge 19th October 2013.

The theme of the day including the AGM is to  celebrate the glass made in Stourbridge over the last 400 years.  The meeting will be held at the recently renovated Ruskin Glass Centre .This will be presented by Charles Hajdamach , GA President & former curator at Broadfield House Glass Museum.  Will Farmer,director of Fieldings Auctioneers & a regular on The Antiques Roadshow and Victoria Scholes, chair of The Contemporary Glass Society.  In addition there will be talks from Glassmakers based in The Ruskin Glass Centre . 

Booking form & further details

 

Glass Sculpture in Frauenau

I've been sent a copy of a photograph taken on the Glass Association's trip to Germany in 2011, and I'd like to share it with all the people who didn't go on the trip.

Gray-Stan Glass Exhibition at The National Glass Fair May 2013

An exciting & extensive exhibition of Gray-Stan Glass produced between 1926 & 1936, curated by Basil Loveridge.

                            Full details of the exhibition

 

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