IAN BAMFORTH GLASS
STUDIO GLASS CREATED IN STOURBRIDGE
Ian’s fascination for Hand Blown Glass started in 2000 when he enrolled on a “Hot Glass” evening class at Buckinghamshire College. It was ‘love at first blow’ and he was smitten. His enthusiasm and passion for Hot Glass soon prompted a career change, which resulted in him attending the world renowned “International Glass Centre”, Brierley Hill, where he gained an “OCNWM in Glass Techniques and Technology” and an “Advanced Diploma in Glass Design”.
The design and technical skills used on his “Pirouette” range won him the “Best Blown Piece of Glass” award, and after leaving the IGC he was awarded a scholarship in the historic Red House Glass Cone, which has given him the opportunity to develop his skills, in particular the specialist Incalmo technique.
GLASS TASTER DAYS
Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio offers glassmaking workshop sessions for adults over 16 years of age.
The classes are intended as an introduction to glass-making and no previous experience necessary. Covering both blown glass and solid-formed glass, the classes will be informative and hands-on in a friendly and relaxed way and each student will keep all pieces which they make on the day.