International Festival of Glass 2017

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

Allister Malcolm and Simon Bruntnell with the Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley

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

Elliot Walker and Tim Rawlinson

Mark Taylor

Vic Bamforth and Darren Weed

 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

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.