Cone gets crafty this summer

TENANTS at Wordsley’s Red House Glass Cone are offering arty adults and children chance to get creative to his summer.

A ceramicist, clockmaker, artist and picture framer, glass engraver, glass lampworker and a fused glass artist who comprise the ‘made@thecone’ collective will be throwing open the doors of their studios and inviting visitors to try their hand at glass engraving, glass beadmaking, throwing a pot, glass fusing and wood turning this Saturday (August 4).

Workshops, running from 10am to 4pm, cost £5 per person.

Sarah Cannings from Saz’s ceramics is also running clay days every Thursday throughout the summer with sessions at 11am and 2pm.

For £5 participants can create a masterpiece from a piece of clay which they can take home on the day or which can be fired, for an extra £1, ready for collection at a later date.

Pre-booking with Sarah on 07966 514766 is essential.

Sarah is also running other crafting drop-in sessions including papercrafts and decoupage on Mondays, modroc sculpture on Tuesdays and fabric fun on Fridays. Each costs £5.

The cone is also running its own Juniors at Museums craft activities, including a free London 2012 trail, until September 4, plus a Pirate Family Day, costing £2.75, on August 15.

Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “There’s so much to do at our museums this summer and it’s great to see the tenants at the cone joining in the fun and offering creative sessions for youngsters and their families.”

The cone is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Call 01384 812750 or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/museums for more information.

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