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.
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)
|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|
|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. Click here for 2011 events|
Stourbridge Glass Business Directory
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Brierley Hill Crystal have now taken over the products of Crystal With A Twist and Kinver Crystal. Brierley Hill Crystal is owned by Darryll Hemmings, a third generation master cutter. His grandfather Mr Harold Breeze was the founder of Brierley Hill Glass nearly one hundred years ago.
|We think we are probably the only company left in the UK who specialise in 'roughing' and 'smoothing' techniques using traditional stone cutting methods to achieve the extraordinary depth and brilliance associated with our products. We supply crystal, whether it be a large piece or a simple wine or brandy glass to our customers both in the UK and worldwide, many of them returning year after year because of our attention to detail and competitive prices. All the items are available either plain, sandblasted or engraved with company logos, shields and text. You simply tell us what you require and we will do the rest. We also offer a design matching service for any discontinued designs you may have.|
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craftsmen are some of the finest in their field and have learnt their trade
with leading brand name companies such as, Stuart Waterford Crystal, Royal
Brierley, Royal Doulton, Webb Corbett and Tudor Crystal.
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