Welcome

The Creative Cone is a website, blog and online shop, dedicated to highlighting and promoting the skills and craftsmanship of the artisans working in Stourbridges wonderful glass quarter.

This includes the Red House Glass Cone and Ruskin Centre. You can purchase beautiful handmade items, book classes and learn how to draw, paint, work with glass, engrave, and much more.  The glass quarter is a fun, friendly and interesting place to work and visit. Sat alongside the Stourbridge canal, the cone is steeped in history and is an eye-catching building that can be seen from afar and the Ruskins Centre, the site that once was home to the glass trade greats of Royal Doulton and Webb Corbett is continuing to help the glass trade thrive in Stourbridge following a £1.4m refurbishment. Click here to read more.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

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Mike Allison

(Ruskin Craft Centre)

Mike has a printmaking workshop at the Ruskin Craft Centre. He specialises in relief printmaking, in particular engraving and linocuts. He also offers tuition in collagraph, drypoint and monotype.

Mike has exhibited his prints widely and is a past Chair of Birmingham Printmakers.  He is currently working on 100 views of Birmingham, using a combination of relief printmaking techniques.
Mike offers workshops to groups of two people at a time on Saturdays. The sessions are from 10.30am – 4pm and cost £110 for the session (1 person is £110, 2 people pay £55 each). Participants can choose from linocut, engraving, dry-point, mono-type and collagraph Click here to book your place.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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(Red House Glass Cone)

The Tania Holland Gallery was originally established in 2008 in the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth and has recently relocated to Studio 3, within the Red House Glass Cone

Tania read Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University and her practice has spanned 21 years with her mixed media “Wordplay Menagerie” collection passing through a variety of metamorphoses during their development

This work is a light-hearted collection of contemporary animal designs, each incorporating a second motif or theme that together create a visual pun!

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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(Red House Glass Cone)

Charlotte embarked on her journey as a glass artist by graduating from the University of Sunderland in 2000 with a Degree in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics. She then became a hot glass studio team member at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland gaining experience in running workshops, demonstrations and teaching. In 2006 she graduated with a MFA Art from Ohio State University and took up residency of her own studio at the Red House Glass Cone in January 2008.

Charlotte has exhibited her work internationally. Her work forms part of the collections owned by Deborah Horrell in Seattle and Dan Klein Associates in London. She was included in the book ‘25 Years of New Glass Review’ by Tina Oldknow, and has featured in local, regional and national newspapers, radio and television.

Charlotte often works to commission, combining glass with a mixed media approach to create sculptural work.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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(Red House Glass Cone)

Jane Ellis is a Fused Glass Artist working from Studio 7 at the Red House Glass Cone. She has been creating with glass for over 8 years. First starting with stained glass and then quickly moving to fusing or kiln formed glass. Jane has also spent time at the International College of Glass, studying Glass Blowing and Lampwork Glass.

Jane teaches a regular fused glass workshop at her studio. Her work can be seen in her studio at the Red House Glass Cone (studio 7) which she shares with lampwork glass artist Sarah Jones at the Red House Glass Cone shop at Broadfield Glass museum and purchased from this website.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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 visit glass bead shopSarah Cordingley

(Red House Glass Cone)

Sarah Cordingley is a lampwork glass artist, specialising in bespoke handmade glass beads. All of her work is hand crafted at her studio which she shares with Janes Ellis and Charlotte – Hughes Martin at the Red House Glass Cone.

Sarah’s work can be seen in her studio, at the Red House Glass Cone shop. Her work was featured on the BBC programme –  Great British Railway Journeys and has been published in – A String of Beads by Pauline Holt. She was also selected to produce a piece of work for the Back to the Future exhibition at Broadfield House Glass Museum, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of studio glass.

As well as being able to purchase Sarah’s beads individually or as part of a piece of specially designed jewellery, Sarah happily undertakes commission work. From one off pieces for the mother of the bride to individual gifts for a large events. Sarah will be happy to discuss your requirements.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

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button-blackCaroline Scully Glass

(Freelance)

Caroline first started working with glass as part of her degree in 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000. After graduating in 2003 she went on to spend two years developing her skills and understanding of glass at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill.

Initially, influenced by the Scandinavian glass makers, she particularly liked the solidity of the shapes and the depth and vibrancy of the colours. After that she used various aspects of nature as themes for her work.

Caroline’s work is contemporary with an emphasis on vibrant colours and applied decorations, such as trails, attachments and copper inclusions; also hand polishing the glass to reveal a luminous finish. Strongly influenced by the animal world this is reflected within her work by the cats, birds and snails that she produces.

She can often be found manufacturing her designs at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

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Sarah Cannings (Saz’s ceramics)

(Red House Glass Cone)

Saz’s Ceramics and Crafts, is a pottery painting studio run by ceramicist and teacher Sarah Cannings. Sarah has had a studio at the Red House Glass Cone since 2007. As from January 2014 Sarah will be running classes for Gifted and Talented secondary school students wanting to improve their artistic skills, an Introduction to Pottery skills 10-week course as well as various ‘taster’ craft sessions.  Please go to the classes page for further information.
If you’d like to find out more about Sarah’s various activities or would like to book her for outreach Talks, Craft sessions or Art Installations, please get in touch

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.