The Society is open to all those who have an appreciation, either private or professional, of beads ancient and modern, of all shapes, sizes, materials and colours; their techniques of manufacture, and their application.
We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.
Some 500 items of European glassware between 100 and 300 years old, including stained glass, English drinking glasses, 19th-century exhibition pieces and a cabaret set by Emile Galle.
2 Jewells Water, High Bullen, Torrington, Devon, EX38 7JZ, tel/fax 01805 623778
British Glass represents the interests of the glass supply chain, from raw materials to the end-consumer, and is the industry focal point for communicating and consulting within the supply chain to government and the European Union. We are instrumental in promoting glass in all its forms and ensuring that both the industry and its products remain competitive, innovative and are not unnecessarily or disproportionately hindered by new regulation, standards or legislative changes.
British Glass has an established history and a worldwide reputation for excellence in glass.
The Society was founded in 1960 for the benefit of those engaged in Scientific Glassblowing and its associated professions and to uphold and further the status of Scientific Glassblowers.
Situated in the historic Stourbridge glass quarter, Broadfield House Glass Museum has established a reputation as one of the major glass museums in the world.
The Gallery holds a significant collection of glass much of which is on permanent display. With the exception of a few pieces of Roman and Egyptian glass, the earliest pieces in the collection are Venetian.