West Midlands


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

International Festival of Glass 2012

The International Festival of Glass is now a firmly established event in the cultural calendar. The festival celebrates the unique glass making heritage of the area as well as the dynamic emergence of a whole new era of contemporary glass making drawing large national and international audiences into Stourbridge and the Black Country.

British Glass Biennale

The British Glass Biennale is the foremost exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople currently working in Britain. Taking place every two years it is the highlight of the International Festival of Glass. Held in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, over £10,000 of prizes will be awarded.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily
Any charges: Free (entry fee to the site will apply during the Public Festival 24 – 27 August)

'Marble Extravaganza' intermediate flame-working class

Learn intermediate marble-making techniques with international artists Sean Taylor and Diana East. Including getting them round, making clear glass clear, ribbon twist marbles, vortex marbles, encasement techniques and much more!
Part of the International Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Any charges: £420.00
Venue: The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands,
Tel: 01384 399419
Email: info@ifg.org.uk

Masterclasses - International Festival of Glass

A unique opportunity for experienced glassmakers and novices alike to learn new skills from worldclass glass artists from Europe and the USA as well as the UK. There are classes suitable for all levels of experience ranging from 1 ½ day workshops for those wanting to try their hand at glassblowing to 3 ½ day masterclasses.
Opening times: 9am – 5pm plus evening events
Any charges: From £185 -£420 (including VAT) dependent on length of masterclass

Back to the Future

The Back to the Future exhibition seeks to explore the world renowned glass collections and archives in Dudley Borough and show how inspiring these collections are to contemporary West Midlands glassmakers and designers. Plus many permanent displays and an on-site glassmaking studio.
Opening times: 12noon - 4.00pm Tues to Sun. Glassblowing studio 12noon - 4pm
Weds - Sun
Part of the International Festival of Glass 24 - 27 August 2012 www.ifg.org.uk
Any charges: Free

21st Century Engraved Glass Exhibition

The Guild of Glass Engravers’ national biennial exhibition of original engraved glass. The work displayed will include a wide range of engraving techniques and styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Much of the work will be for sale. There will also be engraving demonstrations and 'have a go' sessions.
Part of the International Festival of Glass 24 - 27 August 2012 www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times: 10am - 4pm
Any charges: Admission Free - small fee for have a go sessions

Blood & Bones - Solo exhibition by Patricia Niemann

The human body and its life and death has fascinated artists of all times. Blood & Bones gives an insight into the work of a maker who works across art forms. Also see the permanent displays celebrating the magical art of glassmaking. There is a glassmaking studio on site where visitors can watch and wonder at the glassblowers' skills.
Opening times: 12noon - 4.00pm Tues to Sun. Glassblowing studio 12noon - 4pm
Weds - Sun
Admission is free.
Any charges: Free
Venue: Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS.


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