Where to see our fused glass jewellery
For information about our progress and trading stops on the canals, please see our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TheGlassBarge/?fref=ts.
These are our booked festivals.
Saltisford Heritage Event - Saltisford Canal Centre, Warwick
9th & 10th September 2017
Heritage Boats, Trade Boats and other craft stalls
Location: Saltisford Canal Centre, Budbrook Road, Warwick CV34 5RJ
Banbury Canal Day- Banbury, Oxfordshire
1st October 2017 - 10.30 to 4.30
The Glass Barge and other trade boats as well as land based attractions.
Location: South Oxford Canal, Banbury Town
Christmas Craft fayre - White & Red House Glass Cones, Stourbridge
25th and 26th November 2017 - 10.00 to 4.00
Craft fayre and activities. This event is not on the boat!
Location: White House Glass Cone, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ
MAC Christmas Craft Markets- MAC Birmingham
2nd & 3rd December and 9th & 10th December 2017 - 11.00 to 5.00
Craft market for Christmas shopping. This event is not on the boat!
Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
Other dates for 2017 will be added as bookings are made.
We are now taking bookings for Jewellery parties or talks in the Birmingham area for 2017 & 18.
How about gathering your friends in November to start your Christmas shopping, or in January to cheer them up in the cold weather.
Please cotact us for details and available dates (and to find out what you will be entittled to as the hostess).
COURSES IN GLASS JEWELLERY MAKING!!
We offer you the beauty of fused glass jewellery with the sparkle and glint of dichroic colours, combined with the subtle sheen and glow of translucent glasses.
Pam and Andy Kallender run The Glass Barge, making a wide range of pendants, earrings, brooches and other items, aboard their narrowboat ‘The Glass Barge’ and from their home in nb 'Enchanted Moon'.
The Glass Barge Story
The ‘Wow’ factor that you get when you open the kiln for the first time is inspirational. The sharp edged bits of glass that you put in, have turned into smooth, sensual, glossy shapes, glowing with bright iridescent colours. That is what got us hooked on fused glass.
We trained with John Dunn, at The Open Studio in Brighton, who inspired and encouraged us in the art of producing jewellery from fused glass.
Initially we were working from our home in Eastbourne, where we have lived since 1982, selling at local farmers markets and village fairs.
Having had a share in a narrow boat for several years and enjoyed the boating life it became our dream to combine the production of fused glass jewellery with our love of canal boats.
We purchased Enchanted Moon in May 2009 and have been spending time making her a comfortable boat for living and working aboard.
Our plan is to divide our time between cruising the canal network and our home in Eastbourne. You can keep up with our progress by visiting our blog page.
Since 2015 we have been traveling with two boats and selling from our gallery in nb 'The Glass Barge'. We sold our home in Eastbourne in March 2015 and are now living full time on the canals. 'Enchanted Moon' is our home and we work from 'The Glass Barge' which we refurbished and fitted out specifically for the glass bussiness.