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.
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