The following establishments in run glassmaking courses. Please contact the venues to find out what types of courses are available.
Aaronson Noon Glass Studio Specialise in beginners glassblowing courses, improvers glassblowing courses also available.
The Glass Hub Glassblowing, kiln casting, fusing and slumping, and specialist courses.
National Glass Centre Courses in glass design, technology and art. Includes the University of Sunderland's Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics Departments and the International Institute for Research in Glass
North Lands Creative Glass Offering short and longer-term residencies, masterclasses, beginners classes and an annual conference.
Paul San Casciani, Stained Glass Activities - 11 Dale Close, Thames Street, Oxford, OX1 1TU. Telephone: 01865 727529.
Rainbow Glass - 85 Walkden Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 7BQ. Telephone: 0161 7903025.
Stockwood Crafts Courtyard - Studio 5, Stockwood Crafts Museum, Luton, LU1 4BH. Telephone: 01582 570019.
Glass fusing and slumping courses.
West Dean College Engraving and stained glass courses.
Many art colleges and universities run further education courses in glassmaking. To find out what is available you can search for courses on the UCAS website, in the information page. Glassmaking and other craft courses are often advertised in Crafts, the decorative and applied arts magazine produced bi-monthly by the Crafts Council.
The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass has an international list of schools running glass courses on the links page of their website.
The British Society of Master Glass Painters has an extensive list of stained glass courses and tutors on its website.
The following lists some UK based societies and collectors clubs that specialise in glass.
Antique Wine Bottles and Black Glass Collectors Club
Association for the History of Glass, www.historyofglass.org.uk
Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre www.aihv.org
Avon Magpies Club, tel 0239 2642393, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Avon perfume bottles and collectables)
British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation www.britglass.org.uk
The British Society of Master Glass Painters www.bsmgp.org.uk
British Society of Scientific Glassblowers www.bssg.co.uk/
Caithness Paperweights Collectors Society www.caithnessglass.co.uk
The Carnival Glass Society www.carnivalglasssociety.co.uk
Cloud Glass Collectors www.cloudglass.com
Contemporary Glass Society www.cgs.org.uk
The Glass Association www.glassassociation.org.uk
Glass Beadmakers UK www.gbuk.org
Glass Line, Society for Hot Glass Artists www.glassline.net
Glass Museum, New Zealand www.glass.co.nz (A virtual 'museum' with lists of articles and a message board)
Guild of Glass Engravers www.gge.org.uk
Keith Murray Collectors Club www.keithmurray.co.uk
Northern Paperweight Society northernpaperweightsociety.co.uk
Paperweight Collectors Circle www.paperweightcollectorscircle.org.uk
Pressed Glass Collectors Club, 4 Bowshot Close, Castle Bromwich, West Midlands B36 9UH, tel: 0121 6814872
Scottish Glass Society www.scottishglasssociety.com
Society of Glass Technology www.societyofglasstechnology.org.uk