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.


The 2015 Ravenscroft Innovation Lecture
Glass at the Cutting Edge - shaping the future 

The Ravenscroft Innovation Lecture took place on 18 February.  
The speaker this year was Rob Ireson Innovation Team Leader, Glass Technology Services. Over 90 people attended what was a fascinating event.  More

The Master, Gwen Rhys    

Image by Karla Kowlett   

Glass Sellers' Charity Supports Magical Taxi Tour 2014

The Magical Taxi Tour took place from 12 to 14 September 2014.  A convoy of over 100 London taxis, escorted by the Police, London Ambulance Service and assisted by the A.A. set off for Disneyland Paris on 12 September.  Once again the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers' Charity was delighted to support the initiative and sponsor a taxi.  More



Reem Medjaoud setting off in the Glass Sellers' sponsored taxi