International Festival of Glass
A spectacular four day Glass Festival, world class exhibitions and inspiring masterclasses. The Glass Festival attracts visitors from around the world, from artists and collectors to students and families, to the Ruskin Glass Centre and venues across the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.
Visitors to the Festival can enjoy a variety of exhibitions, as well as talks and demonstrations by internationally renowned glassmakers, workshops and taster sessions for all ages and abilities, open studios, glass heritage walks and trails, children’s activities, exciting performances and events, and of course lots of opportunities to buy glass.
The International Festival of Glass also hosts many world class exhibitions including: the prestigious British Glass Biennale and the Contemporary Glass Society’s exhibition Wish You Were Here at The Ruskin Glass Centre, 28 May – 28 June; Cutting Edge; Hungarian Contemporary Glass at Broadfield House Glass Museum, 8 – 31 May; Guild of Glass Engravers, at the Red House Glass Cone, 18 May – 26 June.
Before the public Glass Festival begins there are three days of masterclasses, Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 May with masterclass leaders including: Dante Marione, Janusz Posniak, Cappy Thompson, Penny Rakov, Christian Schmidt, JanHein van Stiphout, Lisa Pettibone, Neil Wilkin, James Deveraux, Michael Brennand-Wood and Keith Cummings.
Entry to many of the Festival venues is free, although charges for activities may apply. Ruskin Glass Centre entrance fee: £5 adult day pass, £1 child day pass, £14.50 four day pass (28-31 May only).
For further programme details and venue information visit www.ifg.org.uk