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. 

 

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.

http://www.foxtonlocksfestival.co.uk

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.

http://www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk/canal-festival/

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

 

Milton Keynes Floating Market - Milton Keynes

24th to 27th  August 2018 - 10.00 to 5.00 each day - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

A floating market of canal baots trading along the canal opposite Campbell Park.

Location: Milton Keynes MK9 4AD

 

Saltisford Heritage weekend - Saltisford Arm, Warwick

8th and 9th  September 2018 - Times to be confirmed

Canal event with Trade stalls/boats and Historic boats.

Location: Saltisford Canal Centre, Budbrook Road, Warwick CV34 5RJ

 

MAC Monthly Craft Markets- MAC Birmingham

4th November 2018 - 11.00 to 5.00

Craft market for Christmas shopping. This event is not on the boat!

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/arts-market-2018

Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

 

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market- Winchester

4th to 20th December 2018 - Sunday to Wednesday 10.30-6.30pm Thursday to Saturday 10.30 to 8pm

Christmas Gift and Craft market. This event is not on the boat! We ewill be in Chalet 34 of the Craft Village.

http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/home/christmas-at-the-cathedral/christmas-market/

Location: Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS

 

Other dates for 2018 will be added as bookings are made.

 

JEWELLERY PARTIES

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!!

2 DAY FUSED GLASS JEWELLERY COURSES - £160
You will leave with jewellery ready to wear at the end of the course
 
If you would be interested in booking a 2 day course, please email us with your preference.
 
Dates for 2018 are below. 
Birmingham  -  10th & 11th May 2018 (Thursday/Friday)
Foxton (Nr Market Harborough) - 19th & 20th June 2018 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
Linslade (Milton Keynes) - 30th & 31st July 2018 (Monday/Tuesday)
Blisworth (Northampton) - 21st & 22nd August 2018 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
 
(we may be able to agree a time and venue to suit if you are coming as a group)
 
Price includes all tuition and materials. Tea and Coffe will be plentiful, but accommodation and meals are not included.
 
For more course details and prices please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

 

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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'.

 

 

 

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Please feel free to view the Gallery to see examples of our work,  read the story of how we came to be glassmakers, find out where you can meet us to see and handle our jewellery in all it's glory.

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.

 

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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.

 

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