Scott Benefield: Antrim Fields. Photo Credit: Andrea Spencer

Join us!

The Glass Society of Ireland is a professional all-island, non-profit association that opens a window onto the contemporary Irish Glass Community, both here in Ireland and abroad. The GSOI is a volunteer and member-run organization.

The membership of the GSOI is open to practitioners, educators, artists, curators, collectors, academics, gallerists, enthusiasts and clients of all levels and diversity with a specific interest in glass.

Existing members:  

We value our current members and try to provide the best value and assistance we can to the community.

If you received an email from GSOI indicating that your membership is expiring or has already expired, click below to renew.

What’s included

Register with the GSOI  today to enjoy some of the following benefits:

  • Stay current with your community, through our monthly newsletter
  • Contribute to the Irish glass community with data and collective actions
  • Showcase your work in the Artist Directory to widen your audience and potential clients
  • Update your Artist Directory page at your convenience
  • Access funding opportunities, support programs, exhibitions  & publications
  • Access members forums on techniques, suppliers, and materials  
  • Access discounts on materials and equipment with partner companies.
  • Members are entitled to attend national events which provide opportunities for professional development, through presentations and workshops, as well as participate in the members’ exhibition and publications.
  • Developmental opportunities are also available to members through initiatives such as the annual GANS Professional Development Grant, and GANS exhibition partner grant. 
  • Members are also eligible to apply for juried exhibitions.