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''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 

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

'' 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   or visit the web site


How did they make 18th Century wine glasses ? UPDATE

The next workshop is planned for SPRING 2014.

if you would like to attend please register your interest.

Facebook & Twitter

The Glass Association is now on Facebook & Twitter.


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

Committee Member Nominations

We need members to serve on our committees .......... please nominate a member using the form below. The form must be sent to Honorary Secretary before 4th October 2013.

Nomination Form

AGM & '' Stourbridge Glass - Past & Present '' 19th October Stourbridge

A full day meeting at The Ruskin Glass Centre exploring some of the glass made in Stourbridge over the past 400 years with presentations from Charles Hajdamach,Will Farmer, Victoria Scholes and glassmakers based at the centre.

Full details & Booking Form

The Ruskin Centre

AGM Minutes 2012

AGM Agenda 2013

NEW - Membership Renewal .

You can now renew your membership on this site.


Antiques For Everyone 25-28 July 2013

 Members apply for your free entry & car parking to

Glass Cone 102......... Now Published

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


David Whitehouse, 1941- 2013.

We regret to report that David Whitehouse, former director of The Corning Museum of Glass in New York State died in February 2013.

Obituary , David Whitehouse.

Whitefriars Full Lead Crystal 1978- 80 at The Cambridge Glass Fair .

The exhibition this time features '' Whitefriars Full Lead Crystal 1978-80 ''   Venue Linton Village College  CB 21 4JB, Sunday 24 th February 2013.

Harbridge Crystal & Watford Crystal Exhibition

Harbridge Biscuit Barrel ~ 1955 ,Watford Vase '' Deep Water'' 1958

Harbridge Crystal & Watford Crystal probably mean very little to you when you read this  ............... They are the unrecognised names in English Crystal so come along to this the first exhibition of their work and see what they made .

Details of the exhibition

Glass Cone 100.


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Christmas is coming.......... so why not treat a friend or even yourself

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Glass under The Hammer

There are two interesting sales of glass at auction. Halls of Shrewsbury are selling the extensive 18th Century glass collection of the late Mr E V Phillips on 6th November. An amen glass  included in this sale fetched £ 43000 hammer price . Highlights of the sale

Fieldings of Stourbridge have glass in their 'Decades of Design ' sale on 27th October,this will include some of the glass made by Allister Malcolm & Elliot Walker as part of the world's longest glassmaking marathon held during the August Biennale.

Update : The Glass in the  glassmaking marathon raised almost    

    £ 10000 for The British Glass Foundation.




The Stourbridge 2012 Portland Vase Project @ The National Glass Fair , Sunday 11th November.


At The National Glass Fair alongside the antique glass on offer, you will also find a very good selection of items by  some of the best contemporary glass artists working in the UK. The modern glass produced by these master craftsmen are works of art in their own right and the technical skill of modern glassmakers will ensure that their creations become antiques of the future. This craftsmanship will be celebrated at the November 2012 fair via an exhibition documenting the recent recreation of the Portland Vase by glassmakers Richard Golding, Steve Piper, lan Dury, Helen Knight and Terri Colledge. The exhibition will provide further information about the Stourbridge Twenty Twelve Portland Vase Project and the manufacturing process behind this fantastic achievement.  Image by courtesy Of John Levett.

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