The National Glass Collectors Fair

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Glass From
Throughout the Ages

The National Glass Fair is Britain’s leading antique and collectable glass fair. Exhibitors offer a wide choice of glassware, from 18th century drinking glasses
through to contemporary studio glass.

You can find the dates for all our events via our Future Fairs page, along with information about admission charges and entrance times.

Next Fair - 6th May 2018

The next National Glass Fair will take place on
Sunday 6th of May 2018.

Entry: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Details about entry times and admission costs can be found on our Future Fairs page.

Directions to our venue and information about local accommodation can be found on our Location page.

If you are interested in booking a stand at our next glass fair, please visit our Bookings page.

Nov 2017 Preview Gallery

A set of 6 straw opal wine glasses, designed by
A set of 6 straw opal wine glasses, designed by
T. G. Jackson for Whitefriars.

Our Preview Gallery currently features glass that was available to buy at our November 2017 glass fair.

In the weeks leading up to our next fair, we will update the gallery to include images of the collectable glass that will be offered for sale on Sunday 6th of May 2018.

You will find a great variety of glass, including everything from 18th century drinking glasses through to decorative Victorian glass, 20th century art glass, as well as work by contemporary glass artists.

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November 2017 Exhibition:
Carnival Glass Collection

Bowl: Electric Blue Peacocks on the Fence by Northwood
Bowl: Electric Blue Peacocks on the Fence
by Northwood

The November 2017 National Glass featured an exciting exhibition showcasing a selection of Carnival glass from the Anthony & Maureen Ward
Glass Collection.

The collection was recently gifted to the Carnival Glass Society and around 100 items were on display at the National Glass Fair.

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Glass Archive

Our Glass Archive features articles that cover different aspects of glass making, including information about various glass manufacturers, individual glass artists and different types of glass.

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Submitting Articles

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The National Glass Fair takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum (Nr. Birmingham).

You can find details of the dates for our glass fairs by visiting our Future Fairs page.

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Hotel Accommodation

For information about local accommodation available during the weekend of our fair, please visit our Location page.

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May 2015 Prize Draw

We once again held a prize draw for visitors to our May 2015 glass fair. The prize will be 1 year's membership with the Glass Association and the name of the winner will be announced shortly.

A Great Day Out For Glass Collectors

At its inception the National Glass Fair was the first all-glass antiques and collectables fair. Over 100 quality dealers exhibit at our glass fairs, including exhibitors that sell a wide variety of items from throughout the ages.

There is always an excellent variety of merchandise, including 18th century drinking glasses, Victorian pressed glass, early 20th century Art glass from makers such as Galle, Daum, Lalique and Loetz, studio glass by some of the most talented contemporary glass artists working in the UK and a good selection of antique and modern paperweights.

Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware remains popular with visitors to the glass fair, whilst modern Studio Glass from the 1950s, 60s and 70s is becoming increasingly collectable. The popularity of these items has resulted in exhibitors buying Scandinavian, Italian and Bohemian glass from this period to meet the demand. Glassware from manufacturers such as Orrefors, Whitefriars and Seguso is particularly sought after.

There are always good examples of glass for people with more traditional tastes. Coloured and crystal cut-glass is always extremely popular and our exhibitors sell examples from various quality manufacturers, including Stevens and Williams, Val St. Lambert, Thomas Webb, Stuart Crystal, Webb Corbett and Richardsons.

Contemporary glass is also incredibly popular with visitors to our fair and in addition to the specialist dealers selling contemporary glass, the National Glass Fair also attracts leading contemporary glass artists, such as Jonathan Harris and
Vic Bamforth.

Whatever your taste or budget, you will always find interesting examples of glass at our fairs. Many of our exhibitors sell exclusively at the National Glass Fair and visitors return time and again to find new items of glassware that are not available to buy anywhere else.

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