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Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge – new units for craft-related businesses
Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, Ruskin Mill Land Trust (RMLT) has recently completed seven new work units on its Glasshouse site in Stourbridge (the former Webb Corbett/Royal Doulton glass works).
The units, located in the new reception building and the former Acid House, range in size from 15 to 68 square metres and are available on attractive terms.
RMLT is looking for businesses that will complement the historic nature of the site and the existing commercial activity in the Ruskin Glass Centre (www.ruskinglasscentre.co.uk) to continue to develop this vibrant community and to provide valuable work experience for Glasshouse College students.
Further information is available from:
The Society, formed in 1979, was established to promote the development of the art and craftsmanship of glass making in its many variations in Scotland. Our aim is to advance the public appreciation of glass making as an art form.
Juried selection of online Gallery Submissions:
We would like to remind our members about a few important points that we hope will help, regarding the submission of images to our online Gallery exhibitions:
1. Please ensure that the image submitted is not a cropped detail of your piece. The image should be of the entire piece of work. Cropped images or small details will not be accepted.
2. Please ensure that the quality of photography is as professional as possible. There is a guide to photography on the website at http://cgs.org.uk/information/104
3. Please ensure that the image is of a decent size. All guidelines are on website. If image is small, the image will appear grainy and pixelated when submitted and may be rejected on these grounds.
4. Please enure that the setting of the piece photographed is as professional and as clear as possible. We would recommend no background details such as mantlepieces, windows, room scenes etc. A clean, white, black or grey background would be the most suitable.
5. Please ensure that your image is accompanied by all other relevant information, name, contact details, title, description etc. Any images without accompanying information will be rejected.
6. Please note that your image will have been received through the website ( by logging on to your profile and clicking the exhibition button). All pieces submitted with be selected and juried by the CGS Committee or invited guest curator.
7. Please make sure that if you submit a piece of work to a show, that it is a new piece of work. E.g. that you have not submitted this piece to a prior CGS gallery show.
Further guidelines, how to login and submit work and change images can be found at http://cgs.org.uk/information/104
We hope that helps!
We look forward to receiving your entries!
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Rd, Stourbridge DY8 4HF United Kingdom
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The objects of the Society of Glass Technology are to encourage and advance the study of the history, art, science, design, manufacture, after treatment, distribution and end use of glass of any and every kind.