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‘Open Studios’ on May 12th 2012

Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio
Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio

‘Open Studios’ on Saturday May 12th 2012

Resident artists at Ruskin Glass Centre are opening up their studios and providing a real insight into their work.

The day will consist of a series of demonstrations, opportunity to view work not always on display, as well as purchase timeless pieces of art and craft.

Artist studios make up more than half of all the workshops at the Centre, where they trade alongside other craft based businesses and retail units.

Some of the highlights of the day include:

  • Glass blowing by a number of resident artists showcasing different styles and techniques.
  • Demonstrations of traditional and contemporary stained glass techniques.
  • Discover the techniques Vic Bamforth uses to create his instantly recognizable & collectible masterpieces.
  • A showcase of Sue Parry’s latest body of work which displays her work in a new and innovative way.
  • Exploring the potential of recycled glass with artist George Jackson.
  • Engraving of the ‘Portland Vase’ by cameo glass engraver Terri Colledge at Stourbridge Glass Engravers.
  • An exhibition of Phil Potters Sculptures and Simon Bruntnell limited-edition photographic prints.
  • Find out about the workshops and classes available on site.
  • Studio gallery displays.

‘open studios’ 10am till 4pm

Craft and Design Month May 2012

Craft & Design Month May 2012 Logo

Transparent Glass Studio is supporting Craft and Design Month May 2012 – a brand new initiative designed to raise awareness of the enormous amount of creative talent we have in this country.

Transparent Glass Studio and the Ruskin Glass Centre will be sharing some of this talent with you by running a series of glass workshops, demonstrations and an ‘open studio’ event.  Craft and Design Month is the perfect time to see the craftspeople working in their studios & try something new.

Craft and Design Month is a ‘not for profit’ initiative launched by craft&design  magazine.  The magazine’s editor, Angie Boyer, explains: “There are many thousands of craftsmen and women who manufacture and sell their products in the UK and to the overseas markets who are completely overlooked by newspapers reporting on the demise of domestic manufacturing.

“In fact, the Crafts Council has reported that there are around 35,000 contemporary craftsmen and women with a collective turnover of around £1billion.  Crafts is incredibly important to the economy but also to our wellbeing and way of life.  If we don’t use the talents of people on our doorstep, they will disappear forever.  We hope that by shining the spotlight on the skills of craftsmen and women throughout the country, the general public will think twice about who to go to when they need something for the home.   If we succeed in that, Craft and Design Month will have served its purpose.”

For further information on Craft and Design Month May 2012, including details of other events in your area, please visit: www.craftanddesignmonth.net

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