Contemporary Glass Society Open Exhibition
Wish You Were Here( a wall of glass postcards )
Friday 29th May – Sunday 28th June 2015 Opening Thursday 28th May 5.30 -7.30
Sponsored by Mark Holford
CGS has challenged its members to send us a glass postcard. The result is a stunning exhibition of over 180 glass postcards, all for sale from £50 - £150
The International Festival of Glass programme of glass making masterclasses is hosted by teachers and glass making professionals from around the world. This year the masterclass leaders are from Seattle, Germany, Philadelphia, Netherlands and UK.
The masterclasses take place from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 May at both Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge and the University of Wolverhampton.
It’s time to share our news about our 2015 masterclass leaders.
We’re very excited as yet again the line up is really impressive with representation from USA, Netherlands, Germany and UK. The programme of classes covers a range of techniques from Venetian glassmaking led by Dante Marioni from Seattle to sculptural slumping by UK based glass artist Lisa Pettibone. Each masterclass leader brings with them their very own individual skills and expertise to share, innovate and inspire.
Winners will be announced at the Private View and Awards Ceremony on 27 May 2015
The British Glass Biennale will be held in the Glasshouse Arts Centre and Ruskin Glass Centre, The Glasshouse, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE. For more information, visit www.biennale.org.uk
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.