T H E B A N D I T S of G L A S S


T H E B A N D I T S of G L A S S

Gather Up is an initiative developed by the Bandits of glass that aims to nurture and promote new glass makers and artists using glass in the UK.


Once a student has left their studies their only access to hot glass would be through renting a studio that is set up by another company/artist and who would be willing to allow this.

This is something that all professional glassmakers do at some point in their careers, however for a new graduate with limited skills and at an early stage of aesthetic development, this system can seem prohibitively expensive with the average cost standing at £250  per day!


Gather Up is a free tutoring service (for 4 to 6 students per session), where the only payments made by the students are for the hire of the facilities. The aim of the project is to demystify the system of studio rental, develop their basic skills and to introduce new glass makers to each other in order to develop a closer network in the glass making community throughout the UK.

Gather Up Dates and Locations:


10 - 11th September 2016

The Redhouse Glass Cone, Wordsley


12 - 13th November 2016

The Redhouse Glass Cone, Wordsley



10th - 11th December 2016

The House of Marbles,

Bovey Tracey



11 - 12th February 2017

Gather Up and Make it Big

Devereux Huskie Glassworks




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