The International Festival of Glass – 2015 masterclass leaders announced!

The International Festival of Glass have just announced their 2015 masterclass leaders.

here’s what they had to say – We’re very excited as yet again the line up is really impressive with representation from USA, Netherlands, Germany and UK. The programme of classes covers a range of techniques from Venetian glassmaking led by Dante Marioni from Seattle to sculptural slumping by UK based glass artist Lisa Pettibone. Each masterclass leader brings with them their very own individual skills and expertise to share, innovate and inspire.

Masterclass leaders and their masterclass focus:
Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniac: Off-hand Venetian glassmaking , American style
Cappy Thompson: Contemporary glass painting using grisalle or grey tonal painting technique
Neil Wilkin assisted by James Devereux: Traditional and contemporary hot glass making- towards a flawless technique
Michael Brennand-Wood and Keith Cummings: A laboratory investigating the cross transfer of textile and glass design
Penny Rakov: Innovative murrini making
Christian Schmidt: Freehand wheel engraving
Lisa Pettibone: Adventures in slumping: capturing warm glass movement – moulds, ideas and inspiration
JanHein van Stiphout: ‘eco’ nomical beadmaking
If you are interested in receiving further information about the masterclasses being run by any of the artists listed above email your expression of interest to Jackie on

Masterclass updates will also be added to the Festival website

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