The National Glass Fair has now been running bi-annually since it was first established in 1989. The first glass fair featured just twenty-eight exhibitors and has since enjoyed a great deal of success, with around one hundred dealers now exhibiting at each fair.
The next National Glass Fair will once again be held at the National Motorcycle Museum and takes place on Sunday the 6th of May 2012. The venue is located near to the Birmingham NEC (Junction 6 of the M42) and is conveniently situated near to historic attractions associated with the decorative glass industry: including the Red House Glass Cone and Broadfield House Glass Museum.
The National Glass Collectors Fair is one of those events that serious glass enthusiasts can't afford to miss. For the last 21 years the organisers have catered to the diverse interests of glass collectors, bringing together some of the most respected and experienced glass dealers in the UK and providing a welcoming atmosphere in which to seek out rare and unusual pieces of glass.
A visit to the fair will satisfy the needs of all glass collectors, no matter what type of glass they are interested in and the fair is supported by a host of loyal exhibitors - some of whom only ever exhibit at this event. The wide variety of glass on offer is sold by general glass dealers, as well as exhibitors specialising solely in the glass of one specific manufacturer or period. For instance, the fair regularly features exhibitors specialising in Whitefriars glass or Scandinavian and Italian Art glass from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The fair also boasts some of the UK’s most prestigious 18th century drinking glass dealers, as well as specialists in decorative Victorian glass, paperweights and contemporary Studio glass.
With a broad mix of quality dealers, occupying three exhibition spaces and offering a wide variety of glass from throughout the ages, visitors can expect to find a large selection of rare and collectable glass sold at competitive prices.
Entry is from 10:30am to 4:00pm and costs £5 (accompanied children are admitted free of charge). For further information, including directions, visit www.glassfairs.co.uk or Tel: 07887 762872. The National Glass Fair - 6 May 2012