Whitefriars Glass  Image Credit   Chris Woolman

           

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  27 May 2016.

Whitefriars Revisited

Location: 
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               http://www.whitefriarsrevisited.com/

   http://www.whitefriarsrevisited.com/Whitefriars-Revisited-The-Exhibition.php

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.

isleofwightglassmuseum.org.uk

 

 

 

Glass at the V & A London - 3rd Study Session - 24 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 Friday 24 June 2016.

Registration - Reserve your place now

How did they make 18th Century wine glasses ? 1 October 2016

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  SEVENTH  workshop will be on Saturday 1st OCTOBER 2016 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   

 MAY 2016 EDITION  

Manchester Meeting 14 May 2016 REMINDER

 

North West Members of the Glass Association

Charity Event in Aid of Ataxia UK

Saturday 14th May 2016

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

 

On Saturday 14th May 2016, North West members of the Glass Association charity event in aid of the brain disease Ataxia.

The theme of the event will be Commemorative Glass from any era and origin. 

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 

GA visit to Barcelona & Catalunya 13-17 April 2016

Please find details of the visit here.

Barcelona & Catalunya

'' Centuries of Glass '' ........ 812 lots.

Location: 
Fieldings Mill Race Lane Stourbridge DY8 1JN

Do not miss The Annual Fieldings ' Centuries of Glass ' Auction Saturday 5th March 2016.http://www.fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk

National Glass Fair Sunday 8 May 2016

Location: 
The National Motor Cycle Museum, B92 0EJ

 

Knebworth Glass Fair

Location: 
Knebworth House SG1 2AX

Website - Member log in

Member access to the website is controlled by the membership secretary . Members need to contact the membership secretary for the codes to set up an account.membership@glassassociation.org.uk

GrayStan Glass - The complete catalogue

Want see all the Gray - Stan designs produced  between 1925- 1935.

The designs & further information can be found in Journal 10 where there are over 140 illustrations of Gray-Stan Glass

Details Journal 10

 

 

Fragmentary Tales - A 2nd miscellany of glass

Location: 
London Archeological Centre Eagle Wharf Road London N1 7ED

Fragmentary Tales: A Second Miscellany of Glass 
Friday 20th November 2015 at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED at 10:00 a.m Please join us for a day of presentations and discussion about current research and new finds and developments in the world of ancient and historic glass. If you would like to offer a presentation or bring along glass or photographs for identification or discussion, please contact Caroline Jackson (c.m.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk) or Sally Cottam (sally.cottam@kcl.ac.uk). Click here for paper abstracts. If you would like to attend, please send your full contact details and a cheque for 24 GBP (members of AHG, 34 GBP (non-members) or 12 GBP (students) payable to the Association for the History of Glass Ltd to: Denise Allen, 8 St Catherines Road, Southampton SO18 1LJ. 

 

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''Glories in Gold & Glass'' - Free study day

Location: 
Museum of London The Western Theatre London EC2 5AN

Free Study Day, Glories in Gold and Glass, 13th November 2015, 10:30-16:00 : The Western Theatre, The Museum of London

Vibrant colour and imagery fill the walls and ceilings of St Paul’s Cathedral. This was inspired by a Renaissance of mosaic work in the nineteenth-century.

You can learn about the wider historical context of St Paul’s mosaic scheme and how mosaic work can be used for social engagement from speakers including:

Dr Heike Zech - The William Blake Richmond mosaic cycle in St Paul’s Cathedral quire

Simon Carter – Mosaics in a collections context

Dr Ayla Lepine - Stylistic revivals in nineteenth-century church interiors

David Toothill - Contemporary mosaic commissions

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David Reekie - '' Casual Bystanders'' Exhibition 17 Oct - 15 November 2015

 

“I use the title in my new series Casual Bystanders in an ironic and somewhat sarcastic way, in that there are elements within our society and political elite, who are blind to the growing problems in society and stand casually by as these problems grow”

The Exhibition Venue    Etienne Gallery    De Lande 38    5061 HX Oesterwijk  Netherlands

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Glass Doodles

At Fieldings' Stourbridge yesterday (24th Oct 2015) an auction of "Glass Doodles" raised the best part of £10,000 for the British Glass Foundation. 

The lots can be seen at  http://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/auctions/102/GL 

Not all the items were sold, and the unsold lots will probably be offered at the "Centuries of Glass" sale early next year. 

This one did sell! http://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/lot/129774 

 

The New Stourbridge Glass Museum

These pictures taken on 23rd October 2015 show the conversion of the White House Cone / former Stuart's Crystal factory buildings which will house the new glass musem.

Further Information

Glass Cone 107 - Summer 2015

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