The Glass Cone Vase         Image (c) 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  30 June 2017

The White House Cone Museum of Glass

The new museum needs your help to make a contribution towards the expense of fitting out the interior.


    Please click here to make your pledge.

Glass Association Meeting 27 May 'A Trilogy of Talks on Functional, Decorative & Collectable Glass

Clare Community Centre, Clare, Suffolk CO 10 8PX

Talks on pressed glass by Philip Housden,   The History of The Ship's Decanter by Robin Butler and contemporary local glass maker Laura Hart.


Paperweight Collectors Circle Meeting 14 May

Hillscourt Hotel Rednal Birmin gham B45 8RS


' Mysteries of Milliefiori from 19th century East European Glassworks' - Marek Kordasiewicz.


National Glass Fair, Sunday 7th May 2017

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


A monthly newsletter on the world of contemporary glass.                  

Compiled by Alan J Poole & reproduced here with his permi


Glass Circle Meeting 18 May New Research on Glass in Ireland c.1780 - c. 1830 Anna Moran.

Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT


A lecture by Anna Moran ' Glasshouses, Glass Retailers and Glass consumers  c.1780 - 1830




Glass Association Meeting 22 April Collectors Day to View a Member's Collection



An opportunity to view a members extensive collection with lectures & a 'what is that glass ?' session.


Glass Circle Meeting 13 April :The Invention of Flint Glass & Other Patents - Mike Noble

Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT


The question as to whether George Ravenscroft invented lead crystal glass has been the subject of much debate for some considerable time. This presentation puts forward the idea that flints and not lead was the principal ingredient contained in his patented recipe for making 'a Perticular sort of Christaline Glasse resembling Rock Christal 

Full details & Booking Form

Artworkers Guild Auction to raise funds for the building

Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC!N 3AT

The Glass Association & The Glass Circle & many other Arts organisations use the Artworkers Guild premises for their meetings in Central London. The Guild needs funds to improve the building & are holding an auction of items made by Guild Members . Several glass items are in the auction..

Auction Details

Small Fish Bowl  XI By Katharine Coleman

Image (c) Katharine Coleman

Venini Exhibition in Venice

Image ( c )  Le Stanzadel Vetro. Paulo Venini and his furnace- installation View- Ph. Enrico Fiorese

A member has told us about a major Venini Exhibition in Venice. It is quite possibly the most important exhibition on Venini since his death in 1959. 

The venue is in the centre of Venice. The exhibition which runs until the 8th January has been organised by the Fondacion Cini & is free.

There must be few better reasons to visit Venice this autumn.

Full Details

Image Gallery

'' 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 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


Graal Glass Symposium with Master Classes

Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V Mooseausstrasse 18a 94258 Frauenau Germany

Glass Cone 109 Now on Sale

An Evening - with Eric Knowles & Andy McConnell

Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass Stourbridge DY8 4FB


Raising Funds for The Whitehouse Cone - Museum of Glass Stourbridge 

A snapshot of the event

GA Chairman Brian Clarke holds the Glass Cone Vase with Eric Knowles, Andy McConnell & The Deputy Mayor of Dudley Dave Tyler &  his wife Barbara.

A big smile from Terri Colledge Eric whields the gavel

Andy McConnell makes the point by standing tall during his Saturday talk on Swedish Glass




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     

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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