The National Glass Collectors Fair
Throughout the Ages
You can find the dates for all our events via our Future Fairs page, along with information about admission charges and entrance times.
In May 2016 the National Glass Fair featured an exhibition curated by the Isle of Wight Glass Museum.
May 2016 Preview Gallery
Our Preview Gallery currently features examples of glass that were available to buy at our May 2016 glass fair.
In the weeks leading up to our next fair, we will update the gallery and add images of the collectable glass that will be offered for sale on Sunday 13th of November 2016.
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.
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.
If you are interested in having your own glass article featured on our website, please visit our submissions page.
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
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.
Other Specialist Glass Fairs Ltd Events
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