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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.

Website: www.adamaaronson.com

Creative Glass Guild

The Glass Hub

Glassblowing, kiln casting, fusing and slumping, and specialist courses.

Website: www.theglasshub.co.uk

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)

Address: 11 Dale Close, Thames Street, Oxford, OX1 1TU.

Telephone: 01865 727529.

Rainbow Glass

Address: 85 Walkden Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 7BQ.

Telephone: 0161 7903025.

Ruskin Glass Centre

Website: www.rmt.org

Stockwood Crafts Courtyard

Glass fusing and slumping courses.

Address: Studio 5, Stockwood Crafts Museum, Luton, LU1 4BH.

Telephone: 01582 570019. 

University of Wolverhampton

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

West Dean College

Engraving and stained glass courses.

Website: www.westdean.org.uk

Glass Societies and Collectors' Organisations

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

Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre

 Website: www.aihv.org

Avon Magpies Club

Avon perfume bottles and collectables

Tel: 0239 2642393  Email: wendy@avonmagpies.fsnet.co.uk

British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation

The British Society of Master Glass Painters

 Website: www.bsmgp.org.uk

British Society of Scientific Glassblowers

 Website: www.bssg.co.uk

Caithness Paperweights Collectors Society

The Carnival Glass Society 

Cloud Glass Collectors 

Contemporary Glass Society

 Website: www.cgs.org.uk

The Glass Association

Glass Beadmakers UK

Website: www.gbuk.org

Glass Line, Society for Hot Glass Artists

Society for Hot Glass Artists

Website: www.glassline.net

Glass Museum

A virtual 'museum' with lists of articles and message board

Location: New Zealand 

Website: www.glass.co.nz

Guild of Glass Engravers

Website: www.gge.org.uk

International Perfume Bottle Association

 Website: www.perfumebottles.org  Website (UK branch): www.ipba-uk.co.uk

Keith Murray Collectors Club

Paperweight Collectors Circle

Pressed Glass Collectors Club

Address: 4 Bowshot Close, Castle Bromwich, West Midlands B36 9UH

Tel: 0121 6814872

Scottish Glass Society

Society of Glass Technology 

  • 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.