International Festival of Glass

Kārlis Bogustovs, skateboarding and the Glass Piano

Marvel at this remarkable young Latvian as he not only brings his famous glass piano to the Festival but shows you how to make and use a glass skateboard ramp.Read more

Explore the magical world of Pinhole Photography

Come and experience the captivating art and science of pinhole photography. This is the simplest way to take a photo using a pinhole instead of an optical lens in the simplest of cameras. Take pinhole photos around the site and develop them yourself in the amazing Phenomera mobile darkroom/camera obscura.Read more

The UK's Last Glass Eyemaker to appear at the Festival

In 2006 the Festival featured Germany’s most renowned glass eye maker, Walter Hellbach. For 2017 we bring you the last glass eyemaker working in the UK. Marvel at the skill and lifelike eyes made by Jost Haas - demonstrations on Sunday and Monday.Read more

Ruskin Glass Centre Lecture Programme

A brief synopsis of the fantastic and informative array of speakers at this year's Festival, with presentations ranging from dealing with nuclear waste to the glass restorer by Royal appointment to the Queen. More information is in the Festival Programme.Read more