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

Glass Circle Diary Dates - Meetings



Glass Circle lecture season 2018


Next meeting : 7.00pm Thursday 28th June 2018

(Please note earlier time of meeting, and that the lecture will be preceded by an EGM of Glass Circle members about which they will have been notified separately.)

Sylvie Lhermite-King: The Art of Flame Glass Working

(Lecture Meeting Place: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Refreshments from 6.30pm)

 The art of glass flame working may be traced back to antiquity.

The technique, consisting of fusing clear and coloured glass canes to fashion beads, jewels, objects and figurines with the aid of pincers and tongs, has essentially remained unchanged over millennia.

 From the 16th to the 19th century, the most important centres of production were Venice, Innsbruck, Nevers, Saumur, Paris and Dresden. A catalogue illustrating the talk will be available.

  Sylvie Lhermite-King is a specialist in Venetian and Façon de Venise glass and a member of the Syndicat Français des Experts Professionnels en oeuvres d'art et objets de collection (S.F.E.P.), the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (S.N.A.), an expert at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), Maastricht, and at l'Hôtel Drouot.   

  Her Paris gallery A La Façon de Venise specialises in Italian, French and Spanish glass and objets d’art of the 16th to 18th centuries. She is the author of exhibition catalogues Cent Verres  Français, 1550-1750 (2008), and Verres de la Renaissance, Origines & Influences (2013).


A rare mirror with lampwork frame, Innsbruck, late 16th century , 44 x 38,5 cm. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA, Exhibition: "Verres filés du XVIe au XIXe siècle". Galerie Sylvie Lhermite-King, Paris, 1 March -1st April 2017, p.8.






Members are reminded to advise our meetings organiser Anne Lutyens-Stobbs, in advance, of their intention to attend. Please e-mail or call

07931 516283 or 01245 604518


Lecture Meetings - members of Glass Circle and Glass Association £10 per meeting attended and £15.00 for each guest. (The annual general meeting in the autumn is not subject to an entry charge)

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail for further information.

(Please give the meeting date, your name, e-mail address and phone number.)

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