It's the festival's 15th year, and the crowd only seemed to get bigger - with the sunny weather bringing visitors out to discover more about the town's glass-blowing
Thousands of people marvelled over glass-blowing
sculptures, technique and talent at the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge.
Not only millions of underage children are forced to work in factories, shops, glass-blowing
industry, workshops, etc, but they are also paid the minimum of wages.
Ever since the success of The Great British Bake Off we've had variations of it on all the channels, covering everything from sewing to pottery and painting to glass-blowing
. There have been so many of these spin-offs/imitators I can't even remember if Interior Design Masters (BBC2) is even original.
Blown Away Netflix, from Fri Have you ever wondered why there isn't a programme focusing on glass-blowing
? This reality TV show is a bit like Great British Bake Off, but for the artisan craft.
The event runs through Sunday and gives visitors a chance to meet the artists, watch glass-blowing
demonstrations and, yes, buy their favorites.
Not only lakhs of underage children are forced to work in factories, shops, glass-blowing
industry, workshops, etc, they are paid the minimum of wages.
Another endangered industry is glass-blowing
, a former treasure of Damascus that was exported to Italy and inspired the making of Murano glass.
Festival organisers have revealed the programme will feature stunning glass exhibitions, celebrity doodles turned into glass and a massive glass-blowing
challenge called Community Breath.
Other offerings are fishing, kayaking and canoe excursions on Lake Valecito and glass-blowing
and arts/crafts classes.
Artist and designer Ebon Heath will showcase a typographic installation while international lighting brand region, undertake glass-blowing
And anyone inspired to try his or her hand at processes involving glass might like to know that the National Glass Centre is running a number of adult classes and courses this month ranging from glass-blowing
and fusing to making glass jewellery and tableware.