During the August Bank holiday everyone at the White House Cone Museum of glass Enjoyed the International Festival of Glass and it has been an exciting showcase of exhibitions, lectures and activities. Officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley on the 23rd of August Our Museum played host to thousands of welcome visitors over the course of the long weekend
As entertainment Allister invited a number of glassmakers into his studio to make all sorts of wonderful items to raise funds for the BGF at Fieldings Auctioneers in March 2018 -please check back soon for further details
Loving Cup Design Challenge
Over the Weekend visitors were invited to design their own Loving Cup to echo the theme of the festival – Glass For Good
There were many interesting and varied drawings to choose from and the glass making team gathered on the sunday evening to choose which to create. The final design chosen was drawn by Alex Haden which pays tribute to his schools motto which encourages people to “Overcome Evil With Good”
Alex's Loving Cup Design
The Design made in Glass!
BGF Chairman Graham Knowles with Alex and Glassmaker Darren Weed
Many thanks to Alex for his wonderful design and to all those who participated!
British Glass Biennale
Here is a local news segment featuring the BGFs very own resident glass maker Allister Malcolm
There were many stories from the festival and we have had some very positive feedback about the museum from visitors seeing it for the first time and from those who have seen it rise from the ruins of an old glass factory. None of the events would have been possible without the greatly appreciated help of the volunteers on site greeting visitors with a smile and helping make the festival a success.
Bruntnell Astley also held an exhibition on the first floor from 24 August until 9 September which was a huge success too.