The Glass Circle - a society for the information, appreciation and understanding of ancient, antique, modern and contemporary glass.  

Glass Circle Diary Dates - Meetings

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Glass Circle lecture season commencing October 2015

13th October 2015

 Suzanne Higgott

Renaissance enamelled, gilded and millefiori vessel glass excavated in Britain

12th November 2015

Glass Circle Annual General Meeting and members' special event


Tuesday 8th December 2015

7.15pm (refreshments from 6.30pm)

Andy McConnell:  The Genius of René Lalique

This new talk is a homage to René Lalique (1860-1945), the 20th century’s greatest glass designer. Lalique’s extraordinary work was unrivalled, combining his unique visual sense with a perfect understanding of glassmaking technologies and revolutionary approach to marketing. This talk covers Lalique’s early art nouveau work in jewels and furniture, before he dedicated the remainder of his life from c1905 to glass. His output spanned simple pressed cosmetic pots through car mascots and stemware to the unique cire perdu (lost wax) vases that today can command tens and even millions of pounds.

Andy McConnell is co-owner of Glass Etc, Rye, and the Antique Roadshow’s glass specialist. He wrote 20th Century Glass [Miller’s, 2006] and is currently revising The Decanter, An Illustrated History [2004], causing a delay to his tome on Swedish Glass Design.


Lecture Meeting Place: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Members are reminded to advise the Secretary, in advance, of their intention to attend.

Please note: Lecture Meetings - members £10 per meeting attended and £15.00 for each guest. (The annual general meeting in the autumn is not subject to an entry charge)

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail for further information.

(Please give the meeting date, your name, email address and phone number.)

Next meeting in 2015: 8th December

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