International Festival of Glass 26th till 29th August 2022

The International Festival of Glass takes place every two years and is the only festival that celebrates glass in the UK.

The creative programme of activities combines the whole spectrum of glassmaking with other artforms to push boundaries and develop new opportunities, ideas and collaborations for makers, artists and performers. You can see high-quality exhibitions, international masterclasses, artist demonstrations and presentations with over 500 artists represented at each festival. There are plenty of workshops and hands-on activities to try yourself, plus lively entertainment and evening events.

Since its inception in 2004 the Festival’s aim has been to celebrate and showcase the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, both historic and contemporary, local and international.

The 2022 festival will explore contemporary glassmaking Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Masterclass programme has a fantastic line up of superb artists, some passing on their skills for the first time. Our first major international exhibition, Expanding Horizons, will feature over 80 exquisite works by artists from East Asia, many showing for the first time in Europe/the UK.

For further details visit the ‘International Festival of Glass’ website