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Temporary Exhibitions at the Glass Museum

Okra Studio Glass 25 Years exhibition

Broadfield House Glass Museum was committed to providing a varied programme of glass exhibitions and had two galleries for temporary exhibitions. The majority of exhibitions held at the Glass Museum were organised or curated by the Museum's own staff.   

To find out more about the final exhibition, visit the What's On page. To view some of the past exhibitions held at the Glass Museum, visit the Exhibitions Archive page.   

Tyzack Gallery

The Tyzack Gallery was created in 1994 and hosted many exhibitions.  It was named after one of the first recorded glassmaking families in the area: 'April 26, 1612, John Tysacke, the sonne of Paul Tysacke and Bridgett his wafe was bapt' recorded in the Kingswinford Parish register.   

Exhibitions in this gallery were predominately historic and included everything from Roman glass to Okra Studio Glass (pictured), from glass owls to Lalique scent bottles, and everything in between.

Glass Threads

The Glassmakers Gallery

Studio glass artists often exhibited at Broadfield as part of the exhibition programme but in 2001 the Glassmakers Gallery was created to provide contemporary makers with a dedicated exhibition space.  Two or three exhibitions per year were held in the Gallery, including a mix of solo and group shows and sometimes incorporating other media.   

Previous exhibitions have included:

  • Studio glass from the Museum's collection;

  • Work by occupants of the Scholarship Studio;

  • Mixed media shows such as Glass Threads (pictured) which featured glass and embroidery

  • The Art of Fire which featured blown glass and raku ceramics; 

  • Solo shows by artists such as Helen Millard and Jonathan Harris;

  • Group shows such as Dartington Designers: From Factory to Studio which featured fourteen artists

  • Migrate: The Scottish Glass Society which featured thirty artists.

  • The Danger of the Image: Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leao. This was one of the most popular exhibitions ever staged in this gallery.