International Festival of Glass May 2015

from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

The Ruskin Glass Centre will again be one of the main attractions of the International Festival of Glass 2015, held in Stourbridge this May 28th till 31st.

Glass galore will be on show over the four-day International Festival of Glass and a packed programme of events and exhibitions is promised for artists, glass enthusiasts and the public over the last weekend in May.

Exhibitions including an amazing wall of 150 glass postcards, breathtaking cutting-edge pieces from renowned international glass artists, striking pieces of glass on loan from Hungary, spectacular glass, light and sound installations and even some celebrity doodles turned into glass .

Visitors from around the world are expected to descend on venues across the historic Stourbridge Glass Quarter for the festival which also includes the 2015 British Glass Biennale exhibition, 28 May – 28 June.

Prior to the four-day glass bonanza a series of bookable glass making masterclasses led by renowned glass artists including Dante Marioni, Cappy Tompson and Penny Rakov will allow visiting glass artists to learn new techniques and refine their skills under expert tutelage. Techniques being taught include glass blowing, furnace building, beadmaking, hot glass casting, kilnforming, glass painting and expressive flameworking.

As well as the ‘masterclasses’, a series of workshops & ‘taster’ sessions in glassblowing, enamelling, fusing & stone carving, will be available for the public to book in advance on the Festival website.

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