Lectures, Demo's and Talks info at the WHC during the IFG week August 24th-28th 2017

Posted on Apr 10, 2017. 11 comments

Bruntnell Astley and Allister Malcolm are are extremely pleased to present a set of talks and lectures to be given  by professional friends and colleagues at the new White House Cone museum of glass (WHC) to raise precious needed funds  . 

These events will all take place during the International Festival of Glass week in Stourbridge at the WHC 24th -28th of August. This page will be consistently updated upto the final, and duration of the week. New talks and 'meet the artist sessions' are currently being confirmed as I write this. But for now, here's what's confirmed:

 hot glass

Main Page of events for booking


Prof Keith Cummings 'The million year old scarab'. Fifty years of glass practice

"Glass for Good" Charles R. Hajdamach & Steven Piper Sat 26th August (evening) IFG Week

Photography workshop Glass & Jewellery Sat Aug 27th IFG Week

Sand Casting day with Allister Malcolm Family Fun day Sunday 28th August IFG Week

Rachel Elliott '3D Printing Glass by Hand' Friday 25th August 11am IFG week

Lecture By Dr Max Stewart on Pate de Verre 2pm Sunday 27th WHC IFG week

'Getting Published' Glass & Craft Photography slideshow talk By Simon Bruntnell Monday 28th August IFG week

 First Floor: Bruntnell-Astley Contemporary Glass Exhibition 24th 1pm until 9th Sep 3pm


Bruntnell-Astley Show White House Cone August 24th 1pm  until September 9th 3pm 2017  

              Since its launch in 2010 B-A has established itself as a major promoter of, and dealer in, the work of artists who use glass as an expressive medium. Its base in the Stourbridge was, for centuries, a traditional glassmaking area, but, since the demise of the factories has seen a regeneration in glass making through a network of small studios within which predominantly unique pieces are produced. In addition the area is also home to a world renowned collection of glass (currently being rehoused), and educational establishments with a long history of specialisation in glass. While Bruntnell-Astley has naturally reflected the richness of this area in its stable of artists it has always sought to develop a wider, more international profile. The selection criteria adopted by B-A cuts across boundaries to reach only work of great originality and quality. Following its successful presence at Collect 2017, the show planned for August will run as part of the 2017 international festival of glass, and will help to showcase the new White House Cone Museum building before Stourbridge`s  historical collection moves in.

The artists in this important show are, true to B-A`s ethos, from disparate backgrounds, and present a variety of approaches to their choice of material. Contributors vary in age and experience, from veteran Keith Cummings, with new works that reflect over half a century of involvement with glass in the Stourbridge area, and his life-time interest in glass casting. Techniques used by the exhibitors vary from those, like glass blowing, which have been used for millennia, to 21st century processes like water-jet cutting exhibited by Vanessa Cutler, and the resulting variety of form, colour and texture present an overall view of the material, used by a diverse body of artists in artefacts, that represent the very best of contemporary studio glass.


 'Meet the Artists' Sessions Free (Please meet in main reception 5 to 10 min before time)

Meet the artist session will give you the opportunity to meet the artist at their stand and discusses their work. Its an easy open session for people to ask questions and listen to their chosen artist. no booking required. 


show opens 1pm  Dudley Mayor's visit at 4pm 


Hayley Gammon Flameworking AM and PM 

Dr Vanessa Cutler 1pm 'Artist and Engineer' meet the artist

Tracy Nicholls meet the artist 2pm at her artwork

Malcolm Sier on site  (stone carver) whom Allister has collaborated with in the past will be around to talk about his latest 

Nadia Lammas
kiln former constructing a piece for auction (in demo area).
Darren Weed 10am - 11.00 demo and meet the artist Jonathan Harris 11.00 -1.00 demo and meet the artists talk.
Melissa Nicholls 1-2pm hour demo & meet the artist
Elliot Walker & friends! 
2pm -4pm
Ayako Tan flameworking AM and PM 
Elliot walker and a colleague 
10am -1pm
Mark Taylor and David Hill Glassmakers a range of glass inspired by pieces from eras in the collection.
James Lethbridge flameworking AM and PM
Stephen Foster 1pm at his stand
Vic Bamforth  - Loving cup (Glass for Good Theme) - making a piece in the studio for auction
Prof Keith Cummings 1pm at his stand
12-2 lynn baker
2pm  onward bench talk 
Georgia Redpath - 2-4pm kiln casting effects come to the hot glass studio!
Update: Simone Crestani  will not be exhibiting with Bruntnell-Astley as stated in the IFG literature. 


Artist line up at the Whitehouse cone Museum of Glass for the Bruntnell-Astley Exhibition
Vine St Stourbridge DY8 4AA
opens 24th August 1pm
Then open daily 10am-4pm 25th August until 9th Sep (closes 3pm on 9th Sep)

Workshops and lectures to book click this link

General info Demos and meet the artists
Exhibition artists
Robert 'Bob' Crooks
Prof. Keith Cummings
Iestyn Davis
Elliot Walker
James Devereux
Dr Vanessa Cutler
Stephen Foster
Ondrej Novonty
James Lethbridge
Sandra Young
Laura Hart
Bret Manley
Tracy Nicholls
Georgia Redpath
Jonathan Harris
jung mikyoung
Dr Max Stewart
Wendy Newhofer
Richard T Roberts
Rachel Elliott
Dina Priess
Katie Huski
Ayako Tan
Sara Fell
Dominic Fonde
Tim Rawlison
Thomas Petit
Rachel Mulligan
Jon Lewis
Alex Pearce
Maria Fagan
Steve Lee
Susan Purser Hope
Faith Mercer
guergana sabkova
Linda Norris
Jade Pinnell
Debbie Timperley
Estelle Dean
Roger Slik
Michael Bullen
jeounghee kim
Gayle Matthias
Crispian Heath
Juliette Leperlier
G.William Bell
Nicola Steel
Cathryn Shilling
Issy Brunsdon
Teresa Chlapowski
Dreya Bennett
Margareth C Troli
Kayleigh Young
Julie Anne Denton
Lawrence West
Noreen Todd
Dina Priess
student show
Pamela A Martin Wolves
Ryan Ashcroft Wolves
Madeleine Hughes Wolves
Tim Boswell Wolves
Christopher Day Wolves
Dudley College Students to be confirmed.

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