The National Glass Fair @ The National MotorCycle Museum, B92 0EJ Sunday 11th November 2012.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11. November 2012 - 10:30 to 16:30

 

 

The National Glass Fair brings together some of the most respected and renowned glass dealers in the UK, offering a wide selection of decorative glass manufactured over the last 300 years. This popular event is the largest all-glass collectors fair in the antiques calendar and features around 100 glass dealers exhibiting under one roof. If you are searching for a rare piece of glass to add to your collection, or on the lookout for a spectacular talking piece for your home, a visit to this event will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to high quality antique and modern glass.

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The reputation of this fair is mostly built on the ability of its exhibitors to source a wide variety of antique glass and when it comes to collectable items from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries you will be able to find examples of glass from most of the big name manufacturers. Art glass from the early 20th Century remains particularly popular and dealers usually carry glass by the likes of Monart, Stuart, Stephens & Williams and Thomas Webb to name just a few. There will also be Art Deco and Art Nouveau glass by Lalique, Galle, Daum, Loetz and others popular makers. Numerous dealers specialise in decorative blown and pressed Victorian glass and museum quality items regularly turn up at this fair. Due to its age and delicate nature, 18th Century glassware is becoming increasingly rare, but the examples to be found at this fair are usually of the finest quality.

 

 

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.With a broad mix of quality dealers, occupying four exhibition spaces and offering a wide variety of glass from throughout the ages, visitors can expect see many outstanding examples of glassware at this event.


The next National Glass Fair will once again be held at the National Motorcycle Museum and takes place on Sunday the 11th of November 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.

 

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.