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Christmas Craft Fayre 24th & 25th November

Our Christmas Craft Fair Weekend on the 24th & 25th November at the Ruskin Glass Centre.

As well as the onsite designer maker studios and shops, there will be invited guest craft stalls selling a range of gifts.

Our craft market & open studios are a great opportunity to buy and commission local handmade crafts.

Open 10am till 4pm with free entry over the weekend.



Ruskin Glass Centre 2018 Christmas Craft Fayre


The Ruskin Glass Centre is holding a Spring Gift & Craft Fair on March 7th 2015 from 10am till 4pm.  Just in time for those Mother’s day or Easter handmade gifts.

Transparent Glass Studio - RGC-Spring Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair Weekend

Our Christmas Craft Fair Weekend on the 30th November & 1st December at the Ruskin Glass Centre.

As well as the onsite designer maker studios and business, there will be invited guest craft stalls selling a range of gifts.

Our craft fairs & open studios are a great opportunity to buy and commission local handmade crafts.

Open 10am till 4pm over the weekend.

Christmas Craft Fair Weekend – 24th & 25th November 2012

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th November 2012 running until Sunday 25th November 2012 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Anyone hoping to make an early start on their Christmas shopping should look no further than our two day Christmas Craft Fair.  The Ruskin Glass Centre is the ideal choice for anyone looking for interesting and handmade Christmas gifts for all tastes and budgets, including Christmas decorations, soaps and cosmetics, ceramics, cards,  jewellery and much more.

The onsite studios will be joined by additional craft makers and stalls; many of which will be demonstrating their skills throughout the day.

The Cafe will also be getting in to the Christmas spirit with homemade mince pies and mulled wine on sale.

The Craft Fair is part of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter’s Christmas Festival and will be open 10:00am until 4:00pm both days, with free admission and free onsite car parking.

The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HF

‘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:

Spring Craft Fair 2012

Spring Craft Fair Saturday March 10th 2012

Ruskin Glass Centre
Ruskin Glass Centre

The Ruskin Glass Centre will host their seasonal Spring Craft fair on Saturday 10th March  from 10am. As well as the various shops, studios and workshops in the centre, there will be invited designer & makers from across the region.  Many of the artists and craftspeople will be demonstrating,  including hot glass blowing throughout the day.

  • Glassblowing
  • Traditional Gift-ware
  • Contemporary Crafts & Art
  • Organic Cafe
  • Free Entry and Parking

The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HE

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