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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

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Stourbridge ‘OPEN STUDIOS’ May 18/19th 2013

Preparations are well under way for our second ‘Open Studio’ event at the Ruskin Glass Centre coming up on the weekend of 18th/19th May 2013.

Transparent Glass Studio will be opening its doors to the public for both Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 4pm.  As well as artworks, ceramics and fused glasswork on display, there will be a chance to view the ‘craft of stained glass’ through a series of demonstrations.  Over the weekend I will be working on a commissioned project for a traditional stained glass window from design through to finished glass panel.  Hope to see you on the weekend.

For more information on the Stourbridge ‘Open Studios’ event please visit the website


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.

‘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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