The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London received its Charter in 1664. Initially founded to regulate the Glass Selling and Pot-Making industries within the City of London, the role of the livery company today is to:

  • Maintain cordial relationships within the Company, the City and the wider glass industry
  • Stimulate interest in glass in all its aspects
  • Carry out charitable works, with special emphasis on education
  • Maintain the Company's traditions, values and customs
  • Provide pastoral care for members in distress
  • Support the Lord Mayor & the Corporation of the City of London

Our site contains a wealth of interesting information about our livery company, its history and traditions and about glass; one of the most versatile and useful materials ever discovered by mankind. A versatility that continues to this day. The pages of this website will almost certainly have passed along fibre optic cables on their way to your computer.   If you are viewing this site on a handheld device it is very likely that its screen is made of glass - indispensable uses for glass in the modern world.

Congratulations to the winners of the Glass Sellers' Art & Craft Award 2015

Once again the Glass Sellers' Company was delighted to work with the British Glass Biennale to present our awards for talent and originality in glass art.  The awards were presented at the opening night of the sixth British Glass Biennale held in Stourbridge on 27 May 2015.  Full story

Winner Glass Sellers' Art & Craft Award
Indian Intarsia - Ruth Shelley



Congratulations to the winner of the Glass Sellers Apprentice of the year Award 2015

The Glass Sellers Company was delighted to sponsor, once again, the Apprentice of the Year 2015 award at the British Glass Annual Glass Focus Conference on 12 June 2015.  The awards were presented by Prime Warden, William Knocker at the post conference dinner.  
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  The Prime Warden, WIlliam Knocker with winner Tom Cross from Encirc 360