International Festival of Glass

Solar Panel Artworks – Unveiled!

You know what a solar panel looks like right .... This series of artworks, breaks the mould and challenges pre-conceptions about what our future might look like. It shows what happens when you let the artists have a say in how we respond to the climate emergency. Read more

21st Century Engraved Glass 2019

A superb exhibition of engraved glass by members of the Guild of Glass Engravers Read more

Boda Builders

Swedish Glass has entered a period of transition and become an international, experimental, research-oriented activity, often interdisciplinary with a strong focus on placemaking. By deconstructing glass as a material practice makers investigate innovative possibilities for the craft, where the structures and norms are broken down. Read more


Daisy Packham learned how to fuse glass whilst a student at Ruskin Mill College in Gloucestershire and has developed her own fun and stylish approach. We are delighted Daisy is joining us with a display of her work and demonstrations throughout festival. Read more

The Dreaming of Plants

A fascinating exhibition exploring our native plants from the perspective of direct experience and intuition and translated into text, paintings and flameworked glass by Emma Bourke, Nathaniel Hughes and Fiona Owen. Read more

Memories of Home

Renowned artist Silvia Levenson was invited to spend a week in June working with groups of refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham. This remarkable exhibition was the result, providing glimpses of lost homes and hopes and fears for the future. Read more

Celestial Bodies

The Contemporary Glass Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission in 1969 and the first man on the moon. Read more

Sam Herman: Colour, Time and Place

A solo exhibition of glass, sculpture and paintings by Sam Herman; studio glass pioneer Read more