About Us

The Scottish Glass Society is a registered Scottish Charity (No. SCO25543) and is recognised by the World Craft Council as a UK Craft Organisation.

The Mission of the Scottish Glass Society is to promote the appreciation, understanding and development of contemporary Scottish Glass.

Our aims are:

  • To encourage excellence, promote and raise the profile of our members;
  • To increase participation, interconnection and collaboration of our members and our public;
  • To provide greater opportunities for the public to be involved in Scottish Glass; and
  • To aid Scotland-based students of glass through awards, bursaries, promotion and involvement.

Our membership includes some of the most innovative and skilled glass artists working to the highest professional standards in contemporary glass today as well as students, historians, curators, and interested organisations and individuals. We champion the work of Scotland-based artists, and our membership is drawn from artists who studied here, have Scottish connections, a keen interest in glass art associated with Scotland, or who simply want to be a part of the Society.

We encourage excellence and promote and raise the profile of our members’ work through our exhibitions, catalogues, and events as well as expand, engage and educate our public in Scotland and beyond. We actively foster new links with leading museums, galleries, glass festivals, and glass organisations and invite internationally recognised artists, curators, and glass experts to sit as jurors for our exhibitions.

We are always looking for new Board members to help out with the Society’s activities. Please get in touch if you would like to help.

Office Bearers for 2023-24 are:

Chair – Gregory Alliss – sgschair@gmail.com

Vice Chair – Catherine Lowe – sgsvicechair@gmail.com

Secretary – Chimene Taylor – sgssecretart@hotmail.com

Treasurer – David Williams – sgstreasurer@live.co.uk