Training | 21-04-2024

IFoG offers free Masterclasses for disabled artists

Four free Masterclasses are on offer for disabled/D/deaf/neurodivergent artists based in the UK. They are provided by the International Festival of Glass (IFoG) and take place immediately before the Festival, on 19-22 August 2024, at locations in Stourbridge and Gloucestershire. The Masterclasses are taught by world-renowned glass artists in a variety of glassmaking techniques over the course of the four days.


Each place is valued at £650 and IFoG will also cover the cost of any access requirements needed, such as a BSL interpreter, note taker, or skilled creative enabler.


Successful applicants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.


Some classes are suitable for beginners, so applicants will not need to have previous glass experience for these classes (please check the descriptions for information).


The IFoG follows on immediately after the Masterclasses, from the 23-26 August, in Stourbridge.


The Masterclasses take place at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands or The Glass Foundry, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


How to apply:


Tell IFoG what difference this opportunity would make to your arts practice.


Provide a brief biography and information about any training you have already done.


Tell us about your access requirements.


Provide five images of your recent work and/or a link to your website or social media page(s).


Tell us your top three choices of Masterclass. Masterclass descriptions are available to view at


Deadline to apply: 10 May.


Please send your application and any questions to   


Image: Glass beads made by Holly Cooper, one of the Masterclass tutors.

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