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Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

The International Festival of Glass takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 26 – Monday 29 August, at the home of England’s glassmaking. The main exhibitions, including Expanding Horizons, extend into September. Check out the special Korean evening featuring hanbok, dance, music and more, as well as the programme of talks and demonstrations taking place over the course of the weekend.

Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

Date: Friday 26 August - Saturday 1 October 2022
Glasshouse Arts Centre | Ruskin Glass Centre | Wollaston Road | Amblecote | Stourbridge | West Midlands DY8 4HF | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | More information here
26 – 29 August 10am – 5pm
30 August – 1 October, Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Expanding Horizons: composite picture
clockwise from top left: works by Joon Yong Kim | Sung Hwan Hong | Jiyong Lee | Hyesook Choi | Yong Ho Park

Expanding Horizons is an invitational exhibition by 34 artists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Festival Committee spent over two years researching artists and seleected work we considered to have technical excellence and creative expression across a range of different glass techniques. Artists were invited to submit one large or three smaller pieces to go on display and many of them have made new work especially for the exhibition. It introduces renowned experienced artists alongside some promising young makers.

Expanding Horizons is the Festival’s first major international exhibition and we are delighted that so many artists responded despite difficulties with increasing shipping costs and delays, Covid lockdowns and the complexity of translation. Many have never exhibited in Europe or the UK before yet their work is exquisite, technically brilliant and highly collectable. All the artworks are available for purchase.

A full colour catalogue is available.


Eunsuh Choi (South Korea/USA) | Hye Sook Choi (South Korea) | Sung Hwan Hong (South Korea) | Joon Yong Kim (South Korea) | Jiyong Lee (South Korea/USA) | Kwang Min Jung (South Korea) | Young Ho Park (South Korea)

Ayaha Fujiwara (Japan) | Ayako Hirogaki (Japan/USA) | Etsuko Ichikawa (Japan/USA) | Satoshi Ishida (Japan) | Ayuko Iizuka (Japan) | Yukako Kojima (Japan) | Keiko Mukaide (Japan/UK) | Momo Omuro (Japan) | Yukiko Sugano (Japan) | Makiko Takahashi (Japan) | Daisuke Takeuchi (Japan) | Yoko Togashi (Japan) |
Midori Tsukada (Japan) | Ryoko Tsukurimichi (Japan) | Hiroshi Yamano (Japan)

Donghai Guan (China) | Xi Han (China) | Zhenning Li (China) | Meng Du (China) | Yi Peng (China) | Jinya Zhao (China) | Liyue Zhu (China) | Xiaowei Zhuang (China) | Vezzini Chen (Italy/Taiwan)

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