International Festival of Glass

WORKSHOP Introduction to Glassblowing with Martin Andrews

A wonderful introduction to the art of glassblowing with experienced artist, Martin Andrews. Three hour sessions are available each day. EARLY BIRD BOOKING: 10% off if booked before the end of July. Read more

TEENAGE SKILL UP Extinction rebellion! Powerful teenagers

Young people are choosing to rise up and take action where older generations have failed. During this day long workshop you will work with solar panel artist Chloe Uden and master glass craftsman Ian Hankey to make a solar artwork on the theme of Extinction Rebellion. £30. This workshop is subsidised for teenagers only. Read more

Image Making using the Camera Obscura

Explore the meaning of image making and your public persona through pinhole photograhy and the camera obscura with Alasdair Gordon and Dr Troy Vine. Workshops each day. £20 adults; £10 TEENAGE SKILL UP price. Read more

WALKING TOUR Graham Fisher: Tales From the Barn, book launch and Jewels on the Cut canal path walk

Graham Fisher: Book Launch of Tales From the Barn and Jewels on the Cut 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

The Early Years of Studio Glass

Charles Hadjamach chairs this panel discussion about the early years of the studio glass movement in the UK and Sam Herman’s legacy. £5 Read more

Black Country Bostin Fittle and Talk at the Red House Glass Cone

Come and join us for some Black Country ‘Bostin Fittle’ in the form of faggots and peas including a glass of wine or pint of beer. This will be followed by a talk from Graham Worton, Keeper of Geology and Project Lead for the aspiring Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark. £15 Read more

EVENING PERFORMANCE: Voices of the Cones

Over the last two years over 100 oral history recordings have been collected covering all aspects of the famous Stourbridge glass industry. Well known folk musician Dan Whitehouse has been commissioned to develop a series of songs interpreting this rich history and to bring them to life. This performance combines the songs, stories and images with live music. £8 / £6 concessions Read more

Pâte Verre: the Material of Time – A Shifting Paradigm

A conference on Pâte de Verre and contemporary thinking at the Wolverhampton School of Art. £25/£20 for students. Lunch included. Read more

Finding your Identity

Do you need to hone your artistic identity, logo and branding? Workshop with Richard Mace, a highly experienced graphic designer, tutor and artist who has worked with leading companies and record labels on their branding and merchandise. £30 Read more

TEENAGE SKILL UP Making Rune Shards with KeKe Cribbs

A three hour workshop working with American artist Kéké Cribbs. Design and print on glass to make your own magical Rune Shards. This workshop is subsidised for teenagers. £10 Any places not taken up by 9.30am will be offered to non-teenagers.  Read more

FAMILY FRIENDLY Narrowboat Trips

Take a leisurely trip on the Glasshouse College narrowboat along to the Bonded Warehouse, then up to Wordsley before returning to the Ruskin Glass Centre. A chance to relax and watch the world go by. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Adults £4, children £2. Read more

WORKSHOP Beginners Fused Glass with Paul Floyd

Glass designer and maker Paul Floyd will teach the basics of fusing, cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders. Saturday only £40. Read more