Standing at 100ft tall and built in the 18th Century on the picturesque Stourbridge canal, the Red House Glass Cone lies in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter and was used in the manufacture of glass until 1936 and is only 1 of 4 left in the country.
The attraction is now a busy heritage site. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour by the knowledgeable and friendly Tour Guide; learning fascinating facts about the glass making industry and its importance to the local area. The glassblower will demonstrate some of the properties of hot glass whilst making a piece of studio glass. You will work with the Glass Fusing Studio, designing and then decorating a glass tile; using frit, stringers and pre-cut pieces of coloured glass. Please note: The tiles will be fused in a kiln overnight. You will need to arrange collection, we can offer this from our office one week after the trip.
The Cone gift shop stocks a wide range of special gifts, including locally made contemporary studio glass and beautiful jewellery, lots of books and a lovely range of cut glass crystal. You'll find handmade glass pieces by contemporary artists, fine jewellery, and hand-made goods made in the craft studios on site.