The Glass Circle - a society for the information, appreciation and understanding of ancient, antique, modern and contemporary glass.  

Glass Circle Diary Dates - Events of Interest

(For Glass Circle events please go to our 'Meetings' or 'Outings' pages)

Until 16th September 2018

at National Museum of Scotland

 Discover the outstanding work of leading glass artists in Britain today.

 Over the last 50 years Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers.

 Presented in partnership with The National Centre for Craft and Design, this exhibition examines the diverse work of established and emerging glass artists working in Britain today.

 Explore how they are embracing the medium of glass in new and exciting ways, pushing the boundaries of techniques and challenging the perception of glass as merely a material for creating functional objects.

 Featuring a selection of innovative works, Art of Glass reveals an inspirational snapshot of glass art today.

                     Free entry

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


A new Glass Fair at Ickworth House, Harringer, near Bury St Edmunds

IP29 5SA

23rd September 2018

               10.30am - 5.00pm

 With around 40 exhibitors offering a wide selection of fine antique and collectable glass, ranging from Georgian drinking glasses through to contemporary studio pieces, this will be a wonderful day out in the beautiful surroundings of Ickworth house, park and gardens near Bury St Edmunds.
  Brought to you by Specialist Glass Fairs Ltd, who also organise the Knebworth and National Glass Fairs, this event is a must whether you are seeking to add to your collection or just love beautiful things.
  Entry to the house, gardens and fair is free for National Trust members or admission is £8.10 to the gardens which gives free entry to the fair.

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Ravenscroft Lecture 3rd October 2018

at the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London


“Shiver my Timbers and Daylight Robbery” or from Mansell to Dickens!
A study on the rivalries between the English and French Glass industries between 1664 and 1815
Given by Stephen Pollock Hill at the Bridewell Centre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

(The Glass Circle is not able to book or reserve places, so please contact The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London direct at their web site, or their contact details are below)

Lance Whitehouse Esq, The Honorary Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London
PO Box 241, CB10 9EL  Telephone: 01799 530694 Mobile:  07596 418127 or
E-mail  c/o The Honorary Clerk.

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For further information

and a booking form for

these events in Clare,

Suffolk on 26th

and 27th October

go to

National Glass Fair

10.30am - 4.00pm

4th November 2018

National Motor Cycle Museum

B92 0EJ