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Stourbridge ‘Open Studios’ May 2013

Artists and makers based at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge will be opening their doors to the public this May between the 18th and 19th to coincide with the national Craft and Design month.  This will be the second time the Centre has hosted the ‘Open Studio’ event and is a great opportunity for the public to visit and meet the artists and designer/makers working in their studios.

The weekend will consist of a series of demonstrations, exhibitions and the opportunity to buy local, handmade art and crafts.

Some of the highlights of the weekend include:

  • Glass blowing demonstrations by resident artists at Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio.
  • An exhibition of new work by Jo Newman inspired by her residency in New Mexico.
  • Discover the techniques Vic Bamforth uses to create his instantly recognizable & collectible masterpieces.
  • The intricate hand-carving of cameo glass engraver Terri Colledge at Stourbridge Glass Engravers.
  • Lampwork & Beadmaking demonstrations at Stourbridge Crafts.
  • Kairos Sculpture will be showcasing new work in the form of a large scale performative sculpture.
  • A two day ‘pop-up’ Art gallery of Bruntnell-Astley Contemporary Glass.

The ‘Open Studio’ event will run from 10am till 4pm on the Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2013.

For more information you can visit the StourbridgeOpenStudios website page.

Candlelit Shopping Evening

The Ruskin Glass Centre is holding  a ‘ Candlelit Shopping Evening’ on Thursday 13th December 2012 from 6pm till 8pm.

Studios and shops at Ruskin Glass Centre invite you to share a Candlelit Evening of festive shopping.  With exhibitions by on site artists and showcasing a wide selection of Handmade Christmas Gifts that will please all tastes.

Visit the Ruskin Glass Centre, A fantastic place to treat yourself, family or friends to an original piece of art or buy an unusual one-off Christmas gift.  Mulled wine, mince pies and carol singers will make for a festive evening.

Venue: The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

www.ruskinglasscentre.co.uk

www.facebook.com/ruskinglasscentre

Image Credits:  Simon Bruntnell Photograph

Monika Mihalyfi 'Glowing Vessels'
Monika Mihalyfi ‘Glowing Vessels’

Fused Glass Course – Evening Class Spring Term

Fused Glass Course: Evening Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead evening classes on fused glass.  This course incorporates our popular afternoon fusing workshops that we run and is an introduction to the craft of glass fusing.

On the course you will experiment with a range of fusing techniques and designs, allowing you to explore fused glass as a creative medium.  Students will learn to develop a design, cut glass to a pattern and work with coloured sheet glass, frits, powders and inclusions.

Over the duration of the course you will create a series of glass samples, a light catcher and an original piece of glasswork.   This can be either a panel or a medium sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Evening Class

  • Starts: Tuesday 15th January 2013
  • Finishes: Tuesday 12th February 2013
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
  • Costs: £115 (includes all materials & kiln-firings)
  • Venue:  Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

For more information, available places and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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Fused Glass Course – Day Class Spring term

Fused Glass Course: Day Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead day classes on fused glass.  This course incorporates our popular afternoon fusing workshops that we run and is an introduction to the craft of glass fusing.

On the course you will experiment with a range of fusing techniques and designs, allowing you to explore fused glass as a creative medium.  Students will learn to develop a design, cut glass to a pattern and work with coloured sheet glass, frits, powders and inclusions.

Over the duration of the course you will create a series of glass samples, a light catcher and an original piece of glasswork.   This can be either a panel or a medium sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Day Class

  • Starts: Monday 14th January 2013
  • Finishes: Monday 11th February 2013
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
  • Costs: £115 (includes all materials & kiln-firings)
  • Venue:  Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

For more information, available places and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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Fused Glass Course – Day Class Autumn Term

Fused Glass Course: Day Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead evening classes on fused glass.  This course incorporates our popular afternoon fusing workshops that we run and is an introduction to the craft of glass fusing.

On the course you will experiment with a range of fusing techniques and designs, allowing you to explore fused glass as a creative medium.  Students will learn to develop a design, cut glass to a pattern and work with coloured sheet glass, frits, powders and inclusions.

Over the duration of the course you will create a series of glass samples, a light catcher and an original piece of glasswork.   This can be either a panel or a medium sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Day Class

  •  Starts: Monday 1st October 2012
  • Finishes: Monday 29th October 2012
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: 10:00pm till 12:00pm
  • Costs: £115 (includes all materials & kiln-firings)

Venue:  Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk 

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