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The Glass Quarter

International Festival of Glass

Celebrating 50 years of Studio Glass worldwide and 400 years of glassmaking in Stourbridge, thousands of visitors come to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter to be amazed and enthralled at the workshops, demonstrations and artists sharing their love for glass during the International Festival of Glass.

The  next International Festival of Glass will take place on Friday 25 August until Monday 28 August 2017.

Visit www.ifg.org.uk for more details.

British Glass Biennale

The British Glass Biennale is the foremost exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople currently working in Britain.

Taking place every two years it is the highlight of the International Festival of Glass and with its growing international status, attracts top collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.

The next BGB exhibition will take place on Friday 25 August until Saturday 9 September 2017.

Deadline for submissions: 5pm Monday 20 February 2017. Awards Ceremony Thursday 24 August 2017 at 6pm.

Visit the website - www.biennale.org.uk for more information.

Image of demo by Dick Marquis copyright of John Plant. Image of Louis Thompson copyright of Simon Bruntnell.

Glassblowing at Ruskin
Demonstration at IFG by Dick Marquis copyright John Plant
Demo by Dick Marquis
Louis Thompson BGB winner 2012
Louis Thompson