The International Festival of Glass 2012 is fast approaching.
Masterclasses are quickly selling out but there are still a few
opportunities to learn a new skill or sharpen up your existing skills.
As well as Olympic and Jubilee year, the IFG is celebrating 50 years of
the Studio Glass Movement and 400 years of Glassmaking in Stourbridge.
Why not join us in the celebrations!
Have a go at glass blowing with Fritz Dreisbach, a pioneer of the
Studio Glass Movement – shorter one and a half day classes are now being
offered for beginners. Learn how to make flameworked glass sculptures
that move with Bandhu Scott Dunham. This class is also suitable to all
skill levels. Or try your hand at the forever fascinating skill of
marble making with Diana East and Sean Taylor.
For those with an interest in the latest technology, water jet
cutting with Vanessa Cutler and digital 3D CAD modelling with Shelley
Doolan are available. Both of these courses can also be suitable for
jewellers, ceramicists etc. No experience is necessary but basic
computer skills are useful. Study the traditional skill of wheel
engraving and, in particular, the art of portrait engraving with Alison
Kinnaird. Find out how John Lewis incorporates his contemporary cast
elements into modern architecture and try out his methods of hot casting
into different types of materials.