Open studios - Ruskin Glass Centre
Discover the processes and techniques Vic uses to create his instantly recognisable and collectible works. As well as works in progress Vic will also be exhibiting finished pieces which will be available for purchase. Vic will also be blowing in Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio throughout the Festival, so if his door is closed, visit their studio.
Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio
An opportunity to see a diversity of techniques and approaches to hot glass making from partners Ian Bamforth, Vic Bamforth, Stephen Foster & Pete Fricker. Alongside the demonstrations there will be an exhibition of finished works which will be available for purchase. Check the studio daily to see who will be in action!
Stourbridge Glass Engravers
Staff will be on hand to explain and demonstrate the art of sand engraving and Terri Colledge will be available to discuss the techniques used in the process of making the 2012 Portland Vase, she will also be demonstrating the art of cameo engraving.
Jo Newman Glass
Land Marks. An exhibition of recent work by Jo Newman
Sue Parry Glass Designs
Sue Parry is known for her innovative and colourful sand cast sculptures. Her studio will be open throughout the festival where you can purchase anything from a unique sculpture to commissioning larger architectural pieces. Sue will be showcasing her new body of work a combination of glass, magnets and steel.
George F Jackson and Georgia Redpath – Workshop 8
Both artists will be exhibiting their current work in the studio’s small (but perfectly formed) gallery space. You can also drop by between 10 am and 1pm each day, to see them at work and find out about the kiln casting process.
The Blacksmith Shop
Gaz Hodgetts, Ruskin’s very own maverick blacksmith will be demonstrating his craft during the Festival.....except when he is called away for blacksmithing emergencies
Kevin Barry Crystal
Contemporary and traditional crystal glassware studio – with cutting demonstrations by Kevin Barry and copper wheel engraving demonstrations by Carl Palmer.