Information: Glass Organisations and Overseas Opps

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.

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (USA)

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. The Alliance informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private collections, and public seminars.

Association of the History of Glass (UK)

An educational charity set up to advance knowledge and interest in the study of glass for all periods of history and in all parts of the world.


Ausglass is the foremost body for the promotion of contemporary glass in Australia. We achieve this by fostering effective communication between our members and interested parties.

Bead Society of Great Britain (UK)

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.

British Glass

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.

British Society of Scientific Glass Blowers (UK)

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.

Cohesion Glass Network (UK)

Cohesion is the network for glassmakers. Originating in the North of England it is sponsored by Sunderland City Council.

Craft Courses

Craft Courses
01239 805080
07843 883 568
Browse thousands of traditional and contemporary craft courses and workshops across the UK, read student reviews or buy the perfect experience gift - a CraftCourses gift voucher.

Glass Art Association of Canada (USA)

The Glass Art Association of Canada is a volunteer, member-run organisation.