The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers and Looking-Glass Makers
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers and Looking-Glass Makers 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.
British Glass Biennale 2012 - Winners of the Glass Sellers' Art & Craft Award Announced
Competition was fierce among the 71 artists selected for the fifth British Glass Biennale this year. Once again, the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers was delighted to be working in association with the Biennale to award three prizes. Winner of the main award was Colin Reid for Untitled Colour Saturation R1646; Runners-up Sally Fawkes & Richard Jackson for Observational Exchange and Student Award winner was Vicky Higginson for Atarashii Chado. More..
Colin Reid - Untitled Colour Saturation R1646 Winner Glass Sellers' Art & Craft Award 2012. Photograph by the artist.
Guild of Glass Engravers 2012 - Winner of the Glass Sellers Trophy
Hiroko Shaomi won the Glass Sellers' Trophy for Best First Time Exhibitor More..