Our vision is to be a centre of national excellence supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass – a centre valued by the local community in Sunderland and whose reputation stretches across the North East region as well as nationally and internationally.
We want to share our knowledge and interest in contemporary glass by welcoming people to our iconic building on the North Shore of the River Wear in Sunderland. Here, they can learn how to make glass, watch glass being made, view exhibitions inspired by glass and find out about Sunderland’s links with this extraordinary material. Our teaching and research programmes also include ceramics and our exhibitions explore the potential of ceramics alongside glass. We use our expertise and specialist facilities to provide support for emerging and established artists to learn about and make glass to further their own practice. Part of the University of Sunderland, we are at the forefront of glass research and our academic staff and facilities are internationally recognised.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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