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 glassworks).
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:
Colin George email@example.com 07813 234669
Sharon Harris Sharon.Harris@ghc.rmt.org 01384 399448
or by visiting: www.rmt.org/rmlt
Publication date: Flame Off 2016
Entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
The GBUK Journal is a great opportunity to showcase your work in a high quality publication. Best of all it is free to submit an entry and all members who are paid up as of 30 September 2015 will receive a free copy.
If you would like to have your work included in the next GBUK Journal, then please read this carefully. We would like you to send one image only to email@example.com, but as before, all other required information will need to be submitted using the online submission form below.
If you do not fill in the online form, your entry will not appear in the journal. If you cannot fill in the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another great fair opportunity for members. GBUK is holding a lampwork fair with free members’ tables as well as suppliers for lampworkers. The fair will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at Long Sutton Barns, PE12 9AF Please see the flyer for details. GBUK Fair Flyer
Members have the opportunity to sell their beads on the GBUK table at Flame Off.
We will have limited amount of space available on the stand for this. They will be taken on a first come, first served basis but anyone volunteering can have their own space (free of charge) to sell beads for the duration of their time on the stand. We will charge £2.50 per ‘slot’, a slot being a square compartment measuring 3 inches square and 1¼ deep. Members may ‘buy’ up to three of these for the duration of the two days. If you would like to take advantage of this, please bring your beads on the day.
This a great way to test your toes in the arena of selling your beads for those of you who have never tried before or those that do sell and would like to have some for sale at Flame Off without the expense of a stand.
Colette Ladley (65%)
Karin Webb (35%)
Colette is duly elected.
The remainder were uncontested and are as follows:Secretary: Debbie Dew
Treasurer: Heather Kelly
Membership secretary: Russell Dew
Journal editor: Scarlet Leonard
Events co-ordinator: Scarlet Leonard
Webmaster: Ursula Mann
We’d like to thank the out-going membership secretary, Karin, for stepping into the role and for all her hard work.
Thank you to everyone that entered!
The results are as follows:
• Joy Munshower – Sandy Kelly
• Glenn Godden – Ilsa Fatt
• Kathryn Greer – Karen Smart
There wasn’t a winner for Ann & Josh’s glassblowing class so keep your eyes open on our Facebook page for another chance to attend this fascinating class.
We are asking for nominations for the committee.
The current committee are happy to continue working on your behalf, but they’d like a shuffle around of roles as most have been doing their current roles for several years now, plus we have one or two vacancies.
Please send any nominations (and you can nominate yourself) for committee positions to email@example.com; the closing date for nominations is 31st March 2015.
Before you nominate somebody else, please confirm with them that they’re willing to undertake the commitments necessary
Voting will be from 1st to 3rd April
You need to be a member to nominate and be nominated.
For next month’s issue, make a bead, set of beads, focal, mixed media, on or off mandrel piece using the theme of “Easter” or “the colour purple”.
Post your photos on the Frit-Happens thread and/or the Craft Pimp thread and/or our Facebook page by 24th March 2015. The challenge is open to members and non-members alike. All members’ photos will be included in the March issue of the GBUK Flame.