The first fair will be held at The Ruskin Glass Centre. The Ruskin Glass Centre is home to a wide array of glass crafts, including blowing, resident studio glass artists, stained glass specialists, engravers, decorators, woodworking, soap making, cake making, jewellery, textiles, printmaking, stone carving and publishing.
The Glasshouse Arts Centre is housed in the former Webb Corbett Glass factory buildings in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter. The famous Stuart Glass cone is a few hundred metres away as is the White House Glass Museum. The facilities on-site at the Ruskin Centre include a 400 seat auditorium, a 100 capacity theatre studio, workshops and the Web Corbett heritage Centre. These are part of the Ruskin Mill Trust.
At the Glass Fair itself, there will be two rooms for pitches each with a 6’ x 3’ table. Electric connectivity will be supplied. There will be a presence on site to guide you through where to set up, explain the site layout etc for you if needed. There will also be other events happening throughout the Ruskin Centre on the day of the fair along with a café serving drinks and food. Male and female toilets are nearby without the need for stairs. There is free parking.
The event will open at 10am and close at 4pm cost of entry will be £5 to the public, any children under 16 free. We aim to hold two fairs per year going forward.
If you’re an artist or collector and are interested in booking a pitch to display your glass, please contact us here.