Glass festival to hold workshops

By Marion Brennan | Stourbridge | Dudley entertainment | Published:

Glass crafting sessions will take place next month(AUG) as part of a four-day festival in Stourbridge.

Glass festival to hold workshops

The town's historic Glass Quarter will be hosting a range of exhibitions, workshops and events during the festival which runs from August 23 to 26. This year’s them is 'place-making’, with the craft sessions exploring people's sense of house and home.

Older children and adults can make a piece of fused glass in Creative Glass: My House on Friday, August 23, or Creative Glass: Our Place the next day. The sessions last one and a half hours, cost £12 per person and must be booked in advance on 01384 815571. Sessions run from 10.30am-12pm, 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm

There are also two glass-painting sessions for youngsters aged 4 and over on Friday and Saturday from 10.30am – 3.30pm, with no booking required. Sessions cost £3.50 per child.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise said: "The International Festival of Glass is a chance for us to celebrate our glass-making heritage, which continues today with a range of artists working with glass across the whole of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

“These craft sessions allow people of all ages to have a go at being a glass artist for the day and experience what it’s like to work with this versatile material.”

The main event will be an exhibition of Swedish glass by The Glass Factory, a recently founded museums and glass centre which promotes creative developments with glass. The exhibition runs from August 23 until September 30.

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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