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The Stourbridge Glass Industry - see also Stourbridge Glass tour

For centuries glass has been manufactured in the Stourbridge area, reputedly started in the 17th century by French glassmakers from the Lorraine region. They were attracted to the area by the rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces, making it the perfect location for the industry. Stourbridge Glass is recognised as amongst the finest in the world and has been used countless times as gifts for royalty and visiting dignitaries to the UK. Please follow the links below for localglass museums, attractions and services.

2015 BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Applications are welcomed from artists living and working in the UK for the last two consecutive years, and using glass as a key design element in their work. Application forms and Information for Applicants can be downloaded from the website. Deadline: 5pm Friday 30th Jan 2015 Read more.....

The British Glass Biennale will once again be working in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, who will select the winners of their Art & Craft Award and Student Award from the exhibiting artists within the British Glass Biennale. Read more.......

Other news... The dates of the next British Glass Biennale will be 28th May - 28th June, with a Private View & Awards Ceremony on 27th May 2015
The dates are also now set for the next International Festival of Glass. The Masterclass programme will run from 25th - 28th May 2015, with the Public Festival taking place between 28th - 31st May at venues across the Stourbridge Glass Quarter. 

Red House Glass Cone Museum The Redhouse Cone Glassworks Museum Glassworks Experience
Reputedly the last remaining glassmaking cone in the world, discover the story of glassmaking as you follow the cool of the final blown glass to the heat of 1250 degrees C at the recently restored Redhouse Cone, the only complete cone left standing in the world.
Click here for 3D panorama
Make a day out of it - get to the Red House Cone by canal boat! (booking strongly advised). Photos of the Red House Cone Museum
Red House Glass Cone
The Ruskin Glass Centre, Amblecote, Stourbridge The Ruskin Glass Centre is situated in Amblecote, at the heart of Stourbridge’s historic Glass Quarter. Formerly the factory for Royal Doulton, the site now provides workshops for a thriving community of craftspeople in both traditional and contemporary glassmaking, together with other crafts. Visitors can see the whole glassmaking process from start to finish, including blowing, cutting, kiln work, stained glass and lamp work. Many items are for sale and there is a coffee shop, serving organic food. It is also home to Glasshouse Arts Centre and Studio Theatre. See Stourbridge Glass tour
Broadfield House Glass Museum One of the best glass collections in the world can be found at Broadfield House Glass Museum in the historic Stourbridge Glass Quarter. The displays range from the 17th century up to the present day, revealing the diversity of glass and the creativity of glassmakers through the ages. An exciting programme of events and temporary exhibitions complement the glass displays and celebrate the magical art of glassmaking. There is also a glassmaking studio on site where visitors can watch and wonder at the glassblowers' skills. Admission is free.
The Stourbridge Glass Business Directory
A major objective of this website is to provide the Stourbridge glass industry with the worldwide exposure that it truly deserves. Please see our advertising rates here
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Tudor Crystal Working Factory - hand made and cut
mouth blown English full 30% lead crystal

Established in 1922 Tudor Crystal is the last multi furnace company in Stourbridge producing the finest 30% lead crystal within a traditional glassmaking cone. All our products are hand made, mouth blown and then hand cut in our own factory.

Visitors are welcome to come and see the crystal being made, if we are making on that particular day, and to experience the atmosphere of a real working factory glassmaking cone but come in the morning as they start at the crack of dawn and so finish after lunch.
Tudor Crystal works

See our master craftsmen producing beautiful glassware from just silica sand, potash and red lead oxide. Then see the products being hand cut in our studio and, of course, the finished sparkling end product.

The factory shop, open 10am - 5pm daily, 9.30am - 4.30pm Saturdays, has a wide variety of lead crystal available to purchase. Some will be seconds, some 1st quality (you will be hard pressed to find the difference) plus exclusive ranges made especially for the shop. Discounts are usually up to 70% off our list price. We can engrave, send abroad and advise on sporting prizes and wedding gifts. If you want something really special then come and see us.

Tudor Crystal – the home of English glassmaking in the middle of the crystal mile
Dial Glass Works, Stewkins, Stourbridge, DY8 4YN. Tel: 01384 392525
Email: sales@tudorcrystal.com web site: www.tudorcrystal.com

Rose Windows - Stained Glass Artist in Stourbridge
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