SHOUT-OUT to Glass Artists and Students For ‘Where in The World’

Hello, my name is Kate Round, and I am part of the design team working on some of the permanent interactive displays for our new Glass Museum in Stourbridge. Website: One project will be a map of the world that will illustrate ‘Where Have Our Glass-makers Gone’. I cannot display actual pieces, but images willContinue reading “SHOUT-OUT to Glass Artists and Students For ‘Where in The World’”

Women in the glass industry

Stourbridge Glass Museum is custodian of many thousands of pieces of glassware reflecting the skills and artistry of glassblowers, designers, and decorators from the Stourbridge area for over 400years. It reflects the industrial efforts from such world-renowned makers as Richardson’s, Stuart Crystal, Royal Brierley Crystal and Webb Corbett’s. Yet how many pieces in the collectionContinue reading “Women in the glass industry”

Sarah Worrall 1722-1799, Glassmaker!

Audnam Glassworks, Stourbridge. 1753-1799 Sarah Worrall, a successful Glassmaking businesswoman, in a time when it was said ‘women were not allowed in the glasshouse, it was an all-male preserve’ After reading of Sara Vincx who in 1595, following the death of her husband, ran a successful glassmaking business in the City of Antwerp; I wasContinue reading “Sarah Worrall 1722-1799, Glassmaker!”

Gray-Stan Glass 1922-1936

Elizabeth Graydon-Stannus 1873-1961 Create and replicate or forgery and fraud? ‘The excellence of the forgery may be fairly adduced as an argument that it is not a forgery at all’ Elizabeth Graydon Stannus was born in Ireland in 1873, she married in 1895 to a Colonel in the British Army who was later killed inContinue reading “Gray-Stan Glass 1922-1936”