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. 100 people attended what was a fascinating event.  More

Charity presents cheque to School

Liveryman Leigh Baildham presented a cheque for an Aquaponics system for the terrapins, to the staff and students at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College in Coventry last week (March 2015) . The school provides an extraordinary opportunity for children to learn about animals as they have a small working farm. More information

International Festival of Glass

The International Festival of Glass is the UK's only festival celebrating the spectacle and diversity of glassmaking. We are pleased to announce new dates for the next Festival and launch of the British Glass Biennale. These will take place between 25th and 31st May 2015.  The Glass Sellers Company is once again delighted to be presenting our Art & Craft and Student Award at the Biennale  More Information