INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF GLASS 2015
The International Festival of Glass is a biennial festival that takes place in Stourbridge, West Midlands and is a premier glass event attracting worldwide participants with the aim of supporting regeneration and community renewal based upon a distinctive programme of creativity and heritage.
The British Glass Biennale is the largest selling exhibition of glass in the UK and has developed an international reputation for excellence in displaying contemporary glass by British based makers. It is the highlight of the International Festival of Glass, a vibrant celebration of the drama and excitement of glassmaking with an atmosphere of inspiration, social inclusion and lively cultural exchange.
The line up's starting to form, so far artists presenting works will be:
Prof Keith Cummings
Dr Max Stewart
Julie Anne Denton
James Leithbridge RCA
Laura Birdsall RCA
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.
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.