Glass Club marks 37 years with expansion

OLD GREENWICH, Conn. – After 36 years, the Westchester Glass Club is changing things up for its Collectors Glass Show and Sale. This year’s event, slated for April 27-28, will also include quality ceramics in addition to traditional glass pieces.

Organizers say the inclusion of ceramics is a logical expansion of the show and it’s on course with current collecting trends. Glass and ceramics share the common traits of being made from earthen material, shaped into similar objects and then formed by fire. Most glass dealers also handle ceramics, though some new dealers are devoted specifically to ceramics.

As always, there will be a multitude of fine glass of all periods, from early blown, mold blow and pressed as well as studio art glass, brilliant cut, depression era, engraved, early bottles and European art glass featured. In addition, there will be special glass exhibits and presentations by the New Bedford Museum of Glass and the Museum of Connecticut Glass, among others. Plus, authors and researchers Brandt and Mark Zipp from Crocker Farm Auctions will give a presentation on Manhattan Stoneware.

Sixty prominent dealers in glass and ceramics from throughout the East Coast and Midwest will offer a wide variety of merchandise for sale. They will also be available to answer questions and offer advice to both novice and advanced collectors.

The show is held at the Greenwich Civic Center, and show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Admission is $7 at the door, or $6 when you present a show card or advertisement. A portion of the proceeds are donated to glass museums and related organizations.

For information or to obtain a discount card, contact show co-managers Al Adams at (203-394-8956) or Jim Russell at (203-438-1806).