The International Festival of Glass is the only UK based Festival celebrating the spectacle, drama and excitement of glass making, attracting visitors from around the world. Taking place every two years in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter, it features world class exhibitions, glass ‘master-classes’ in a range of techniques, and a four day Glass Festival to inspire, fascinate and amaze both artists and the public alike.
Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. Teaching the basics of fusing, cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders. We have a selection of patterns available for you to choose from and have a large range of colours for inspiration and design. You will create an original piece of glasswork and make your own fused glass light-catcher. Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.
Date: Saturday 24th August 2019
Time: 10am till 12:30pm
Costs: £40 (includes all materials, fusing & postage of glasswork)
Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, The Glasshouse, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE
International Festival of Glass 2019 – 23rd till 26th August 2019
Welcome to the 8th International Festival of Glass; The Festival of Glass will take place across venues in Stourbridge Glass Quarter.
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.
We are busy planning an exciting mix of lectures, workshops, exhibitions, taster sessions and family activities, as well as fantastic food and drink across the individual festival sites.
The theme will be PLACEMAKING
Placemaking is a design approach that puts people at the centre and develops a sense of belonging. Placemaking invites us to participate in creating our immediate environment and think about its sense of identity. This could be understood through a weekend of glassmaking or by reflecting how generations of skilled craftsmanship and industry have shaped a locality; an international artist installing a piece of public art or a local school pupil just starting on the journey of making. Placemaking explores how the spaces we create are influenced by the landscape, the climate and the diverse people around us.
The festival will engage with this theme in the widest sense through technology, science, and art and imagination,encouraging a culture of participation where anyone can join in.
We look forward to meeting you in Stourbridge in August 2019 to celebrate one of the most fascinating and diverse art forms around.