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.
MAC Monthly Craft Markets- MAC Birmingham
4th March and 1st April 2018 - 11.00 to 5.00
Craft market for Christmas shopping. These events are not on the boat!
Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
St Richards Canal Festival - Vines Park, Droitwich
5th to 7th May 2018 - 10.30 to 4.30 each day
The Glass Barge, other trade boats and historic boats, as well as land based stalls and activities.
Location: Vines Park Droitwich, WR9 8LB
Foxton Locks Festival - Foxton Locks
16th & 17th June 2018- 10am to 5pm each day
Canal festival with Trade and Historic boats, Entertainment, dog show and lots more.
Location: Foxton Locks, Gumley Road, Foxton, (Near Market Harborough) LE16 7RA
Linslade Canal Day - Linslade
28th July 2018 - 11.00 to 5.00
Canal festival with Trade and Historic boats along the canal and much more in the park opposite.
Location: Tiddenfoot Park, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AE (follow signs)
Blisworth Canal & Village Festival - Blisworth Village
18th and 19th August 2018 - 11.00 to 5.00
Canal festival with Trade and Historic boats along the canal with more in the village and festival field.
Location: Blisworth, Northamtonshire
Other dates for 2018 will be added as bookings are made.
We are now taking bookings for Jewellery parties or talks in the Birmingham area for 2018.
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.