West Midlands

Glass photography workshop with Simon Bruntnell

Simon will show participants specialist but simple techniques for photographing glass and other 3D objects, the basic equipment needed, cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, props, digital shooting and outputting file types for magazines and the internet, as well as how to create a digital file and basic retouching techniques.Areas covered:
introduction to the camera 35mm digital slr
what lights to use simple lighting for a simple glass and Jewelry shots
introduction to a light table and simple home construction
backgrounds usage

National Glass Fair

Leading specialist fair with around 80 exhibitors selling a wide selection of fine antique and collectable glass alongside contemporary glass artists showing their own work. Held twice-yearly at this ideal, well-located venue just off J6 of the M42 (near the NEC). Exhibitions, book signings, refreshments, free parking.

Open from 10.30am - 4.00pm, admission £5.

News and images etc can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/specialistglassfairs

National Glass Fair

Leading specialist fair with around 80 exhibitors selling a wide selection of fine antique and collectable glass alongside contemporary glass artists showing their own work. Held twice-yearly at this ideal, well-located venue just off J6 of the M42 (near the NEC). Exhibitions, book signings, refreshments, free parking.

Open from 10.30am - 4.00pm, admission £5.

News and images etc can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/specialistglassfairs

Collectomania: West Meets East

Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley

Our Collectomania exhibitions give visitors the chance to find out more about unusual collections and the interesting people who collect them. The latest Collectomania features Clive Manison, a glass enthusiast and historian who is particularly interested in how the Western world was influenced by Eastern cultures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

1 June to 30 September – see individual venue for details

Just as the relay of the Olympic torch will link the whole of the UK to the London Games, a stunning glass baton will link events for Glass Games 2012. As well as glass events all over the UK, seven major venues will host a stunning glass baton, created especially for the Games by artist Bruce Marks.

The World’s Longest Glass-making Demonstration

A world record endurance competition. Glass artists Allister Malcolm and Elliot Walker go head to head to compete for the world record. The stopwatch will officially start from the moment a gather of molten glass is taken from the furnace. A test of endurance including a demonstration of the skills of glass blowing. Part of the Interational Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk.
Opening times: Museums open at 10am -5pm, the studios will be open to the public 24hrs a day whilst the challenge takes place.
Any charges: Free

Stourbridge Bead Fair

Glass artists selling their own lamp-worked beads, bead supplies and findings. Plus specially made ‘Games’ themed items; Olympic ring beads, miniature curling stone; marbles and much more.
Also Monday 27 August – Celebrate Glass – various glass disciplines being exhibited and sold by the makers.
Part of the International Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times:10.00am - 16.30pm
Any charges:Free admission
Venue: The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU
Tel: 01250 876110, 07710 876110

Family Fun Day at Broadfield House Glass Museum

A fun filled day for the family. Traditional entertainment like donkey rides, sand pit play area, crafts and glass marble related sporting events, exhibitors from a range of sport and recreation, and special hot glass blowing demonstrations in our hot glass studio. Children can compete in the Glass pentathlon and win a medal. Hope to see you here on the day!
Opening times: 10am-4pm
Any charges: Free. Although there may be charges for some activities.
Venue: Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS.
Tel: 01384 812745

International Glass Symposium - Architecture and the Artistry of Glass

Exploring the relationship between glass and architectural forms whether in terms of building materials or the artist wedded to architecture. The symposium brings together artists and designers with distinguished international profiles: John Lewis; Danny Lane; Brent Richards; Tomasz Urbanowicz and Keith Cummings. Part of the International Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times: 10am – 5.00pm
Any charges: £130. Student £65
Venue: School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT

Medallions

Please note, the start date for the show is 22nd August, and NOT 13 August as shown in the Glass Games brochure.

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