Future Events

Fused Glass Workshop: Create a Seascape

When: Saturday, 30th September 2023

Title: Fused Glass Workshop: Create a Seascape
Venue: Isle of Wight Museum of Glass, Arreton Barns
Instructor: Boris Moscoff, Kingfisher Studio, Freshwater

Description: Expert fused glass maker Boris Moscoff will give step-by-step instruction and guidance to make your own seascape design. Once the piece has been fused in a kiln you can take your completed artwork home. No prior experience is needed; absolute beginners are welcome. All the materials and tools are provided in the workshop. Refreshments are included in the price. Since places are limited, please book early. The museum can accommodate up to 8 students and 10 onlookers. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Workshop Date and Time: Saturday, 30th September 2023
Doors Open: 10 am with complimentary hot drinks, cakes and biscuits
Workshop Times: 10.30 am start, 12.30 pm finish, with a 15 minute break in the middle
Discussion and Q&A: 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm.
Artwork Pickup: Since some days are required for kiln fusing, students may pick up their completed artwork from the museum any day from Saturday, 7th October between 10 am and 5 pm. However, if students cannot personally pick up their artwork we can arrange postage. Please ask us for details on the day of the workshop.

Listen and Learn: £3 pp
Workshop Students: £20 pp, includes expert tuition, all materials and tools, and fusing the finished artwork in a kiln.
Slumping: where participants would like their artwork slumped in a kiln, for example bowed into a curve to allow the art work to stand up on its own, there is an extra £5 charge, payable on the day of the workshop.

Other information: Boris Moscoff is a fully insured art instructor. He will begin the workshop with advice on proper handling of materials and tools for your safety.

Event Options

Past Events

Below are just some example of past events held here at the Isle of Wight Glass Museum.

Cast and Fused Glass Taken to the Next Level: Orchis Exotica and Rose Couture

When: Sunday, 25th September 2022

Speaker: Laura Hart

Title: Cast and Fused Glass Taken to the Next Level: Orchis Exotica and Rose Couture

About the event: Laura will talk about her work and present a video showing how her amazing orchids are made. She will bring the moulds and waxes, etc. to demonstrate modelling the Rose Couture posies. Laura will also bring some of her spectacular Orchis Exotica sculptures. These are quite large, weighing several kilos, mounted on boards 60cm in diameter.

Speaker’s website: Hart Glass

A Lifetime in Glass: The Story of Okra and Station Glass

When: Saturday, 28th May 2022

Speaker: Richard P. Golding

Title: A Lifetime in Glass: The Story of Okra and Station Glass

About the event: We are delighted that master glass maker Richard Golding will be giving an audiovisual presentation and glass making demonstration in collaboration with Timothy Harris. Richard founded Okra Glass with partner Nichola Osborne in 1979 and then went on to set up Station Glass in 2010. He retired in 2018. His work is avidly collected worldwide and can be found in important public collections too, including our museum. Richard is one of the leading exponents of surface decorated studio glass, particularly iridescent glass. Richard will be showing some pieces from his private collection and will offer some items for sale on the day.

Speaker’s website: Richard Golding Glass

Inspired by Life’s Experience: Storytelling in Glass

When: Sunday, 21st November 2021

Speakers: Ian and Vic Bamforth

Title: Inspired by Life’s Experience: Storytelling in Glass

About the event: Internationally renowned master glass makers Ian and Vic Bamforth are brothers based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge in the Midlands. Both studied at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill, in 2001. Since then their work has featured in numerous exhibitions and museum collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA. They have received numerous awards. Ian specialises in producing hand blown glass pieces utilising both form and colour married with traditional techniques. His influences range from nature and the ocean’s flora and fauna to the cosmos. Vic uses the highly demanding graal technique, combining hand-painting and glass blowing skills to create one-off internationally collected, sculptural works of art. Vic says his inspiration is “life’s experience” – people he has met and known, places he has visited, the world around him, how he feels and what is in his thoughts. Truly, storytelling in glass.

Speaker’s website: Ian Bamforth Glass
Speaker’s website: Vic Bamforth Glass