SHOUT-OUT to Glass Artists and Students For ‘Where in The World’

Hello, my name is Kate Round, and I am part of the design team working on some of the permanent interactive displays for our new Glass Museum in Stourbridge. Website: https://www.britishglassfoundation.org.uk/home/white-house-cone/ One project will be a map of the world that will illustrate ‘Where Have Our Glass-makers Gone’. I cannot display actual pieces, but images willContinue reading “SHOUT-OUT to Glass Artists and Students For ‘Where in The World’”

Stourbridge Glassmakers their History and their Legacy

I tell of the growth of our glass industry from Medieval Forest Glass and the integration of expert Hugenot glassmakers, from the development of discrete industries making everything from utility bottles, glasses, and windows to the fine crystal tableware for which Stourbridge is renowned. Why did the industry diversify? How did the revolution of regulation,Continue reading “Stourbridge Glassmakers their History and their Legacy”

Stourbridge Glassmakers – On the Move

The White House Cone glass museum represents over 400 years of the history, artistry and heritage of the Stourbridge Glassmaking Industry; the collections and archives are now on the move to this new vanguard museum built on the site of the Stuart Crystal Whitehouse Glass Cone. Likewise, the glassmakers throughout the centuries have moved on,Continue reading “Stourbridge Glassmakers – On the Move”

Cameo Glass

What is it? How is it made? And how did cameo glass bring fame and fortune to the streets of The Crystal Mile? This talk will take you to the Cameo gallery in The White House Cone Glass Museum and, starting with the 17thC rediscovery of a lost Roman art form, will show you theContinue reading “Cameo Glass”

Women in the glass industry

The White House Cone Glass Museum is custodian of many thousands of pieces of glassware reflecting the skills and artistry of glassblowers, designers, and decorators from the Stourbridge area for over 400years. It reflects the industrial efforts from such world-renowned makers as Richardson’s, Stuart Crystal, Royal Brierley Crystal and Webb Corbett’s. Yet how many piecesContinue reading “Women in the glass industry”

Stourbridge Glass – A History

From forest glass making to industrial furnaces This talk is a good introduction to the subject of Stourbridge Glass, and traces the roots of Stourbridge glassmakers back to the 8thC BC, from The Alabastron of Sargon II to their arrival in Stourbridge. We explore the hot side of the industry, the workings of our uniqueContinue reading “Stourbridge Glass – A History”

Glass Decorating, Stuart Crystal at The Red House Glass Cone

Glass Decorating, Stuart Crystal at The Red House Glass Cone. The hot side of the industry in the Red House Glass Cone was where the glass was blown and shaped. The annealed pieces left the shrower washed and inspected for quality as a blank, ready for the cold side of the industry, where some ofContinue reading “Glass Decorating, Stuart Crystal at The Red House Glass Cone”

Red House Glass Cone a Tour Inside

Take a walk with me around the inside of this unique structure. It is one of only four in the country, and the only complete cone, where you can watch glass being made on a daily basis. Based on the revolutionary 19th century technology of a blast furnace, it changed glass-making from a simple ‘forest-glass-making’Continue reading “Red House Glass Cone a Tour Inside”

Stourbridge Red House Glass Cone Outside Tour

A short audio tour to introduce you to the site of the iconic Red House Glass Cone, in Wordsley, Stourbridge. This is a Grade II listed building that was the home of the famous Stuart Crystal lead-crystal tableware. Now open to the public as a museum, it preserves and showcases the history, architecture, and heritageContinue reading “Stourbridge Red House Glass Cone Outside Tour”