One-day Conference organised by Ruskin Mill Land Trust and The Field Centre and Argent College with contributions from Coventry University & other key speakers.
The conference will be hosted at Argent College. Argent College, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, has a newly established rooftop micro-farm and organic and biodynamic café and bakery.
At the height of the glass industry most people, whatever their social standing, walked to work. As a result, close by the glass factories, grew up a vast range of housing types and places of public entertainment, catering for all classes. Based on the 1901 census, this walk looks at how Amblecote’s wealthy and no so-wealthy lived cheek by jowl. Read more
A wonderful introduction to the art of glassblowing with experienced artist, Martin Andrews,. Three hour sessions available each day.Read more
Did you know that we put nuclear waste in glass? Have you ever wondered how a nuclear power station works and how we get electricity from it? Is it safe?
Hands-on exhibition: Friday and SaturdayRead more
A choice of workshops and drop in sessions with Jacqueline Cooley each day.Read more
Graham Fisher: Jewels on the Cut. Book Launch and Canal Path Tour
Since its launch in 2010 Jewels on the Cut has established itself as the definitive guide to exploring the Stourbridge Glass industry from the perspective of the canal towpath that runs right through it. Read more
For the last 6 years, Rachel has been developing and making thin items in pâte de verre glass directly cast from forms in the natural world. Her talk aims to introduce and discuss the work, its ongoing sources of inspiration as well as the techniques involved in its production. Read more
Help create a new mosaic for the Webb Corbett Visitor Centre with fabulous mosaic artist Caroline Jariwala during the International Festival of Glass. The workshops run each day and are free but booking ahead is recommended.Read more
Join members of CGS and artists for the opening of the Contemporary Glass Society exhibition: Celebrations. This is a very collectable selection of work by 138 artists ranging in price from £50 to £200.
The opening is always extremely popular, so make sure you arrive on time to bag your favourite piece.Read more
Stone carving for Beginners with Philip Potter
Workshops in stone letter cutting and relief carving using Portland limestone with Philip Potter ARBSA. Half and full day sessions offered.Read more
Simon Bruntnell will show participants specialist but simple techniques for photographing glass and other 3D objects, the basic equipment needed, cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, props, digital shooting and outputting file types for magazines and the internet, as well as how to create a digital file and basic retouching techniques.
Julie Coakley is a totally blind and profoundly deaf artist specialising in glass. She has developed a unique way of creating 3D glass sculptural drawings containing over 100 individual elements of glass. Julie will be demonstrating her preworking techniques using memory, imagination as well as electronic gadgets such as colour readers to assist in her work. Read more
Amblecote Churchyard is the last resting place of a wide range of glass workers, ranging from master craftsmen to humble labourers. This walk looks at monuments to a cross section of those who worked in the glass industry; including famous Bohemian artists.Read more