"At once international in scope, yet intimately local and uniquely British in feeling, it is a lovely way to delve into the exciting world of artistic glassmaking in the UK. I have been to the IFG four times since 2004, only missing 2008. I travel from the the US to see and participate in this marvelous event, and have volunteered three times, demonstrated flameworking twice, donated to the fundraising auction, and met many of the innovative and generous artists who make up the UK glass scene. I definitely feel that my life has been made much richer for coming to the IFG. I encourage everyone who loves glass to make the trip in 2015, and every year you can after that."  
Marshall Hyde, USA

"The IFG was indeed a pleasure to be a part of. As a visiting artist from the US, I had to opportunity to meet many British glass artists at the Biennale that I only knew from photos of their work. The addition of other events, especially the play and the fashion show elevated the whole festival above a mere seminar of technique and made it a lasting memory."  USA Visitor

"I was a volunteer in 2012 and came as an intern to the Ruskin Glass Centre. I was studying glass art at the College of Crafts and Design in Finland. After researching the Glass Centre online, we made contact with the great glass artist Keith Brocklehurst, who is the glassblowing teacher and became my school support

"Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Food/bar/performance artists and whole feeling of energy - excellent! Exhibition for Biennale stunning!"  2010 Visitor

"Thank you for such a wonderful time at the International Festival of Glass. I had the best time, thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I'd love to be involved in the next event it was a brilliant festival, WELL DONE!"  2010 Visitor


Photos courtesy of S Bruntnell, P Dutton, C Day, K Brocklehurst, J Christley, M Holm, M Durran, P Wood, J Plant, J Smith, Glass Genie, KT Yun, D McNeill, J Coakley,  J Elliott, S Snaddon, I Dury.
J Low, J Newman, V Bamforth, N Baker.
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