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.


Smashing the Glass Ceiling - Women in Manufacturing launches

The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) initiative, established by the Glass Academy with support from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, had its formal launch at the House of Commons on 21 January 2014. 

The event was attended by around 130 high profile representatives from industry and Government, along with educators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) organisations.   More


The Master, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley with WiM Patron Nadja Swarowski