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Welcome to the International Festival of Glass!

Stourbridge Glass Museum joins the host of the International Festival of Glass and the Glass Biennale at Ruskin Glass Centre.

During the festival there is an amazing array of exhibitions, glassmaking demonstrations, lectures, performances, workshops and activities.

Other partners include:

Allister Malcolm Glass, Contemporary Glass Society, Blowfish Glass, Red House Cone, Riverside House, General OfficeThe Lace Guild.

Saturday 24th August at Stourbridge Glass Museum


Contemporary Glass Society: New Horizons

The New Horizons exhibition features contemporary glasswork that challenges and explores the boundaries of the medium. It showcases traditional and modern techniques, with works either specially made for the exhibition or created since 2022 but never before exhibited. The diverse range of glassmaking processes includes hot glass, casting, kiln-formed, pâte de verre, lampworking, neon, and stained glass by artists such as Anthony Amoako Attam, Emma Baker, and many more. This exhibition reflects the dynamism and talent of contemporary glass in the UK. The exhibition continues until November 17 2024.

During the festival, our knowledgeable volunteers are available in both historical and contemporary galleries to discuss the exhibits.

Meet the Makers

11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Meet artists featured in the Contemporary Glass Society: New Horizons exhibition.

Hot Glass Demonstrations

Maddy Hughes

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Watch Maddy create her surrealist hot glass sculptures, part of the Nature Re-imagined series featured in the 2024 Biennale exhibition. Maddy was a contestant in season 3 of the Netflix series Blown Away!

Glass Engraving and Casual Conversation

Terri-L. Colledge

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Terri Colledge, a renowned Cameo glass engraver, will showcase her skills in creating nature-inspired pieces using sandblasting and high-pressure flex drive drills. Terri’s unique works are inspired by the Cameo glass of Thomas Webb and George Woodall and are sought after worldwide.


Join us for a series of expert talks aligned with the festival theme, Past.Present.Future.

2:00 PM

  • Past – Graham Fisher MBE. The decline of crystal factories and the emergence of studio glass.

3:00 PM

  • Present – Terri L. Colledge. The Naples Blue Vase Project, Contemporary Cameo glass.

4:00 PM

  • Future – Allister Malcolm. How can a glassmaking studio aim to reach net zero targets?

Allister will be joined by representatives from Interpower Induction and Kilncare.

Children at the festival

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Children’s games and library space in the historical gallery. Museum festival trail and activity sheets are available at the reception desk.


Saturday 25th August


10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Adults: £7.50 

Children: Free


Buy your ticket on arrival. Your ticket is valid throughout the weekend, Friday 23rd August – Monday 26th August. Please retain your receipt!

Glass Museum

The museum depends on donations to continue operating. We are grateful for any contribution you make.

Charity number: 1139252

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