Our history dates back to 1328 and our Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, our members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause. We offer both individual and corporate membership packages with great benefits including opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events.


About one fifth of the membership of the Company comprises Liverymen and Freemen who are practising glass artists and conservators. Whilst admission to the Company does not include specific assessment of the applicant’s work, many members are also Fellows or Associates of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP) or of the Guild ofGlass Engravers. Others may be United Kingdom Institute for Conservation (UKIC) Accredited Conservators.
Talented Award Winners of the Company often go on to establish their own businesses in architectural glass.Award winners may be granted the Freedom of the Company by Gift once they have shown to have established themselves in their careers.
All the practicing artists and award winners welcome new commissions.