Glass Society of Ireland

Creating a Distinct Identity for Irish Glass

We bring people together to explore the fascinating world of glass. Whether your interest is in glass from the past or from today join us in supporting and celebrating Irish Glass.

We were delighted to launch the Irish premiere of our new educational film ‘Glisten’ at our AGM at The National Museum Of Ireland, Collins Barracks.


The aim of The Glass Society of Ireland in commissioning this short documentary film is to highlight various pathways for glass making as a potential career option. The Glass Society of Ireland is an independent, all-island, non-profit organisation that represents & promotes the Irish glass community all over the world. Showing an excellence in Irish glass, develops the international profile of Irish glass and increases the visibility of the craft and community.

The 10-minute film profiles four Irish artists working in a range of glass specialisms, including blowing, stained glass, glass construction and flame working. The film shows the processes of makers: Laura Quinn, Peadar Lamb, Alison Byrne and Rory Leadbetter. Hot and cold working methods are featured through various approaches, from fine art to craft to architectural installations. Each artist speaks about the journey to date and their experience while working in the field of glass. 

Directed by Award winning filmmaker Jenny Keogh of Stand Out Films, the film is not only informative but visually beautiful.

Director: Jenny Keogh
Sound: Jenny Keogh

Camera Footage : Jenny Keogh & Colm Walsh
Editing: Jenny Keogh
Colour-grading: Jenny Keogh
Production: The Glass Society of Ireland : Róisín de Buitléar, Alison Mac Cormaic, Clare Bowe, Deirdre Cairns

Artists featured : Laura Quinn, Peadar Lamb, Alison Byrne, Rory Leadbetter