Happening from 22 August to 28 September, the British Glass Biennale 2008 is:
the UKâ€™s top contemporary glass showcase featuring 82 of the countryâ€™s leading glass artists with Â£14,000 in prize money being awarded. This is a rare opportunity to see a huge variety of work in a selling exhibition, from finely crafted vessels to potent political installations. A special student section is included for the first time so you can spot up and coming talent
Which is really very prestigious indeed – I’ve heard the phrase ‘the Turner Prize for glass’ used.
Stourbridgeâ€™s International Festival of Glass can seriously claim to be the most internationally significant visual arts event taking place in the West Midlands this year