The International Festival of Glass programme of glass making masterclasses is hosted by teachers and glass making professionals from around the world.  This year our masterclass leaders are from Seattle, Germany, Philadelphia, Netherlands and UK.  

The masterclasses take place from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 May at both Ruskin Glass Centre and the University of Wolverhampton.   

Included in the 2015 programme:

Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniak: Off-hand Venetian glassmaking, American style

Eventbrite - Dante Marioni & Janusz Pozniak: Off-hand Venetian Glassmaking, American Style

Cappy Thompson:
Contemporary glass painting using grisalle or grey tonal painting technique


Neil Wilkin assisted by James Devereux: Traditional and contemporary hot glass making - towards a flawless technique

Eventbrite - Neil Wilkin and James Devereux: The Sum of all These Parts

Michael Brennand-Wood and Keith Cummings:
A laboratory investigating the cross transfer of textile and glass design

Eventbrite - Paradox in Pattern: A Junction of Extremes with Michael Brennand-Wood

Penny Rakov:
Innovative murrini making

Eventbrite - Penny Rakov: Innovative Murrini Making

Christian Schmidt:
Freehand wheel engraving


Lisa Pettibone:
Adventures in Slumping: Capturing warm glass movement – moulds, ideas and inspiration

Eventbrite - Lisa Pettibone: Sculptural Slumping: Capturing Glass Movement - Moulds, Ideas and Inspiration

JanHein van Stiphout:
'eco' nomical beadmaking

Eventbrite - JanHein van Stiphout: A New Approach to Torch Work

2015 masterclass descriptions

For masterclass enquiries contact Jackie on



Comments about previous Masterclasses: 

"I enjoyed the whole experience"

"It has been a wonderful time and I am so glad to have been a part of it."

"Great events, atmosphere"

"Very well organised. I was amazed that someone with such expertise (Allister) would give his time to absolute beginners! Many Thanks"

"Congratulations on a massive achievement - I can't wait to do more classes.  (Would be interested in opportunities before next festival to explore other techniques). I'm so glad I was able to come - thanks to everyone for all the hard work in making it happen"

"I loved it! It far exceeded my expectations. I met lots of great people that I look forward to seeing again. Social events on every night was great!"

"Warmth of everyone involved, a very welcoming and enthusiastic atmosphere, encourages sharing . I was very inspired seeing people working at different techniques. Biennale, excellent, wonderful!”

"Thank you for everything. I had a wonderful time and met so many excellent

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J Low, J Newman, V Bamforth, N Baker.
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