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International Festival of Glass 2019

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.

For further information please visit the ‘International Festival of Glass’ website International Festival Of Glass 2019

‘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

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