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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

''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

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

April 2014 Edition

'' 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 pauline@jazzylily.com   or visit the web site http://www.jazzylily.com/book.htm


Cambridge Glass Fair Sunday 23rd February 2014

Linton Village College, Linton . CB21 4JB

Daum Cameo Vase-'Solanees ' pattern  - Image credit Solo Antiques

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

A Glass Day Out in Brighton Saturday 7th September

St Nicholas Church & The Royal Pavilion

The Glass Circle invite you to join their group for a glass day out in Brighton.

Highlights are a tour of The Royal Pavilion, a talk by John Smith and a visit to view the Kempe stained glass windows in The Church of St Nicholas. To round off the day a visit to see Shaun Kiddell's collection of early cut glass tableware.

Details & Booking Form

NEW - Membership Renewal .

You can now renew your membership on this site.


Glass Manufacture Through The Ages - 18th century National Style 18th November 2013.

The Newton Room. Guildhall Arts Centre . Grantham NG31 6PZ

The Moorish Bathers, George Woodall    Image Credit Charles Hadjamach

If you want to learn in depth about glass & glassmaking then you should not miss this series of lectures. The lectures have been arranged by The East Midlands branch of NADFAS & are open to non members. The tutor is Charles Hadjamach The Glass Association Life President who is one of the leading authorities on glass in this country. 

To see what's on offer ...... Click Here.

Visit to Austria & Hungary. 28th August - 3 September 2013

There are a few places still available to join this trip to Austria & Hungary, it is packed with lots of interesting visits and some major museums.  You are advised to book your flight to Vienna to arrive on Wednesday afternoon/evening 28th August 2013 and depart from Budapest on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. This will give us five full days to explore Vienna and Budapest. The cost, excluding flights is £650 per person in a double room & £ 700 per person in a single room. Non - members are welcome on this trip.

 View the programme.

 To book a place e mail : pay@glassassociation.org.uk 



'' Stourbridge Glass - Past & Present '' The Ruskin Centre Stourbridge 19th October 2013.

The theme of the day including the AGM is to  celebrate the glass made in Stourbridge over the last 400 years.  The meeting will be held at the recently renovated Ruskin Glass Centre .This will be presented by Charles Hajdamach , GA President & former curator at Broadfield House Glass Museum.  Will Farmer,director of Fieldings Auctioneers & a regular on The Antiques Roadshow and Victoria Scholes, chair of The Contemporary Glass Society.  In addition there will be talks from Glassmakers based in The Ruskin Glass Centre . 

Booking form & further details


Glass Sculpture in Frauenau

I've been sent a copy of a photograph taken on the Glass Association's trip to Germany in 2011, and I'd like to share it with all the people who didn't go on the trip.

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.

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