The 2005 International Masterclass and Conference Programme is entitled "The Design Element":
- 24 July - 1 August: ''Finding New Horizons", Bullseye Masterclass on kilnforming with Klaus Moje
- 24 August - 1 September: "Thought, Process, Material, Innovation", with Peter Aldridge focusing on kilnforming and promoting innovative individual design solutions
- 27 August - 1 September: "Creative Production, Creative Marketing", with Simon Moore examining production design and skill refinement in the Hot Shop
- 6 - 11 September: "A Cohnceptual Play" with Susan Cohn identifying & illuminating the opportunities of "hot" glass as a medium for design
- 6 - 14 September: "Why Glass" with Paul Cocksedge and Angela Jarman exploring the problems faced when working with glass in a design context, concentrating on kilnforming techniques
- Annual Conference
3 - 4 September: "The Design Element". In the last thirty years boundaries between art, industry and design have been eroded and become blurred. During this two-day conference, a wide-ranging group of speakers will explore individual approaches to the many interpretations of the term design. Speakers will include Masterclass leaders (excluding Klaus Moje and Paul Cocksedge), David Grant who set up a successful ceramics company in the Scottish Highlands, Stewart Drew, Professional Development Manager of the British Crafts Council, Gilbert Riedelbauch a practicing designer, maker and teacher and Jennifer Opie, former Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion moderated by Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Acceptance to the masterclasses is juried and is intended for professionals or experienced students in any branch of the arts.Late applications will be considered for masterclasses with spaces remaining after the initial jury process.