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The International Festival of Glass 2008
The third International Festival of Glass is the highlight of every glass enthusiasts calendar. Reinvigorating Stourbridge’s reputation as a global glass centre it draws large national and international audiences into Stourbridge and the Black Country to see glassmaking at its finest. Featuring world class exhibitions, including the prestigious British Glass Biennale demonstrations, performances and events, the festival shatters all preconceptions by presenting a multimedia, visually exciting and dynamic interpretation. Glass music, glass puppets, glass dresses, what can you not with this amazing material! Come and be bewitched over the August bank holiday weekend with events throughout the historic Glass Quarter.
Bullseye Glass Company is based in Portland Oregon and has been producing glass for art and architecture since 1974 at its factory. The Bullseye Gallery collaborates closely with artists to enhance the creative potential of glass with a full programme of exhibitions by internationally renowned Masters and upcoming artists.
Cohesion Glassmakers’ Network was launched in 2002 under the sponsorship of Sunderland City Council, in response to a research study identifying the key areas in which makers required support. Cohesion provides an informal forum for networking, problem solving and exchange of information between makers. They also put great emphasis on raising the profile of its members and assisting to market and promote makers’ work through exhibitions, art and trade fairs and showcases. They have 100 plus glassmaking members and in excess of 1,200 subscribers to our free quarterly newsletter.
The Contemporary Glass Society is a non-profit making limited company by guarantee based in Great Britian and founded with the dual objectives of encouraging excellence in glass as a creative medium and developing a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary glass world wide. C.G.S. is open to anyone working in or interested in contemporary glass. A voluntary committee some twelve strong made up mostly from makers but also administrators and students, manage the society. At present they have connections with over 1000 artists, academics, galleries, and enthusiasts and a current membership of over 450.
The Guild of Glass Engravers primary aim is to promote the highest standards of creative design and craftsmanship in glass engraving. Founded in 1975, the Guild acts as a forum for the teaching and discussion of engraving techniques and new developments from around the world. It also acts as a source of information to the public on all aspects of glass engraving and advises the growing number of individuals and institutions wishing to commission work.
Established in 1980, New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG) is a non-profit organisation with more than 200 members consisting of artists, collectors, interested members of the public and related institutions. Artists are represented in glass practices including: blowing, kiln casting, flame working, fusing, stained glass, pāte de verre, cold construction and mixed media.
North Lands Creative Glass of Caithness, Scotland, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in contemporary glass. Established in 1996 and supported by the Scottish Crafts Council it runs Masterclasses for glass graduates. It also organises an annual conference, provides residencies for artists and outreach programmes for school and adults.
The Scottish Glass Society, formed in 1979, was established to promote the development of the art and craftsmanship of glass making in its many variations in Scotland. Our aim is to advance the public appreciation of glass making as an art form. It mounts regular exhibitions and gives annual prizes for student work, hold frequent meetings, organise lectures, demonstrations, produce publications and promote discussion. Visits to studios, museums, private and public collections and lectures by experts are carried out throughout the year. The Society publishes a newsletter quarterly which provides information about meetings, studios, lectures, exhibitions, book reviews and publications. Meeting like-minded people is also a source of enjoyment and inspiration.
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