5,000 Years Of Glass

Thursday 13th October 2011 at 10 am

United Reformed Church, St Annes

Andy McConnell


Andy McConnell is one of Britain’s leading authorities on glassware of all types, and his books have covered the subject from 1650 to the present. He is the first glass specialist recruited to BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow, for which he has now recorded five series. He lectures widely on glass and has written for journals as diverse as The Times, Country Life, BBC Homes & Antiques and Glass Circle.




The day will comprise the following sessions:

  • Introduction: The Dawn of Glass; The Spread of Glass to Venice then across Europe to Britain
  • Georgian And Victorian Glass
  • 20th Century Glass
  • Appraisal Of Pieces Brought In By Attendees

There will be refreshments available throughout the day and guests will be encouraged to handle to contents of several packing cases full of examples from Andy’s 30,000 piece collection.

We are encouraging those attending to bring along their own glass possessions for discussion and appraisal during the final session.


Below are photos of this Special Interest Day