For much of the 20th century British glass was in the doldrums.  Resolutely committed to cut glass, most British glass houses progressively lost ground to the innovative French houses at the beginning of the century and to the Scandinavian and Czech glass houses in the middle of the century.  It wasn't until the latter half of the century that British glass industry appeared to wake up to the new world that demanded more colourful, progressive adornment to their homes.  The British designers featured on this site are among the best in the world, although much of the British art-glass industry is now confined to small studios.

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