Glass events taking place around Scotland

SGS Member  Social Event

Studio Visit and TalkSunday 26 May 2pm-4:30pm at Cockburn Halls, Ormiston, EH35 5JB (Unit 3 & 6). Part of a series of SGS Studio Visits and Meetups throughout Scotland in 2024. We are delighted to arrange a visit to Kate Henderson’s workshop in Ormiston where she will give an illustrated talk about her glass. Kate has invited […]

Balance & Harmony Exhibition

Application closing date: 5pm on Friday 26 July 2024 A Joint Exhibition by The Scottish Glass Society and the Contemporary Glass Society “Balance and Harmony” Wednesday, 18th September to Wednesday, 25th September, 2024Private View/Opening on Tuesday, 17th September at 6pm  Closing date for Submissions Friday, 26th July 2024 Applications are made via Curatorspace LINK Theme:In 2024, the Scottish Glass Society (SGS) have […]


Scottish Glass Society Awards 2024 The SGS Travel Award of £300 assists students or recent graduates who have been working less than 10 years in glass, who wish to travel to pursue their studies in glass art.  We have changed the criteria a little so that its more relevant to SGS members. The Hamilton Taylor […]

National Icons Exhibition

The Scottish Glass Society 2023 Annual Exhibition National Icons continue to be available on line at National Icons. Please browse the exhibition and support the 26 artists who are exhibiting their unique interpretations of National Icons – its very varied. All work is for sale. Photo curtesy of Art Mag and Tim Kirman

‘Journey’ 2021 Exhibition Online Now

Our exhibition “Journey’ is online now! 15th October to Tuesday 30th November The theme of the exhibition is still ‘Journey!’ Over the last 18 months of the Covid pandemic & subsequent lockdowns, every artist has been affected. Some of us have floundered, some have thrived. Some have been touched by the virus itself, others touched […]

The Art of Scottish Glass: 40 years of the Scottish Glass Society

This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society. The society was founded in 1979 and ever since it has promoted the appreciation, understanding and development of glassmaking in Scotland. The exhibition charts the history of the society and glassmaking in Scotland as well as glass education and the society’s support of emerging […]

Curator tour

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society, join curator Sarah Rothwell to learn about contemporary glass and the innovative and skilled glass makers featured in the Dan Klein and Alan J Poole Collection. Adults £7, Members & Conc.* £6, Students £5  *Over 60s, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, […]

The Art of Glass in Scotland: 40 years of the Scottish Glass Society

An exhibition charting the work of the Scottish Glass Society and the history of Scottish glass over the last forty years, showcasing key artists, artworks and techniques. This information display is sited opposite the Paolozzi Windows – try and time your visit with the morning sunshine to enjoy the full experience.

Transition ECA Glass: 110 Years of Glass at Edinburgh College of Art

A talk by Dr Jessamy Kelly about the Glass Programme at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). Glass has been taught at Edinburgh College of Art since 1909, as one of the most celebrated and established programmes in Europe, the ECA glass programme is unique within Scotland and is one of the few centres of excellence […]