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FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

Separator National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland

Antiques in your attic? Pyrex in your pantry?

Released: Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 13:18

National Glass Centre values your small collectibles.

Glass and Ceramics Collectors Day
5 April / 11.00 – 16.00 / Free

National Glass Centre will host the first Glass and Ceramics Collectors’ Day in partnership with the North East’s leading auctioneers, Anderson & Garland Ltd, on 5 April. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to bring their glass, ceramic and small collectible items to be valued by collectible items expert Fred Wryley - Birch, in this ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style event.  Visitors must book their free 10 minute slot in advance by calling 0191 515 5555 (Option 9).

There will be a number of other collector themed activities going on throughout the day including Pyrex painting workshops for all ages and guided tours and talks about collecting glass. 

There will be special free glass blowing demonstrations throughout the day, including two by Wearside Glass Sculptures, who will create a miniature glass model of historic clipper ship The City of Adelaide, originally constructed in Sunderland in 1864.

Those interested in Hartley Wood can watch ex Hartley Wood glassmaker Ian Spence demonstrate some of the techniques he used to create the famous glass. 

Whilst the University of Sunderland’s Dr Jack Dawson will be discussing 20th Century Glass and Ceramics and give tips on how to start collecting.

Visitors will also receive 10% off afternoon tea in our Brasserie, advance booking is essential. Call 0191 515 5555 (Option 1) to book.


Full Programme                                                                                    

11.00 – 15.20 
Anderson & Garland Valuations. Fred Wyrley-Birch, collectables expert at renowned auctioneers Anderson & Garland, values your collectable items. 10 minute slots throughout the day.10 minute slots throughout the day. Each valuation slot is 10 minutes long and bookings for valuations are essential.  Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) to book.

11.00 – 15.00 
Pyrex Painting Workshop for all ages. Drop-in anytime throughout the day.

11.00
Stories of Glass in Sunderland Tour 1.

11.00 
Glass Flame-working Demonstration 
Wearside Glass Sculptures create the sails and shape of a glass miniature of the historic City of Adelaide Clipper ship – constructed in Sunderland in 1864

12 Noon 
Stories of Glass in Sunderland Tour 2

12 Noon
Hartley Wood Demonstration 1 
Our resident ex Hartley Wood employees demonstrate techniques they used at Hartley Wood.

12.30 
Contemporary Collections Tour 1 
A guide to our current contemporary exhibitions, from a collectors perspective

13.00 
Stories of Glass in Sunderland Tour 3

13.00 
Lathe Flame-working Demonstration 
Wearside Glass Studio demonstrate making the radiometers that feature in our Luke Jerram Chandelier

13.30 
New Studio Range Demonstration
Our talented glass makers demonstrate our new studio range – available to purchase in our Shop.

14.00
Talk: Landmarks in 20th Century Glass from Galle to Chihuly by Professor Jack Dawson

14.30 - 16.30
10% off Afternooon Tea in our Brasserie. Must be pre-booked. Call 0191 515 5555 (Option 1) to book.

14.30 
Contemporary Collections Tour 2

15.00 
Stories of Glass in Sunderland Tour 4

15.00 
Hartley Wood Demonstration 2

15.45 
Glass Flame-working Demonstration 
Wearside Glass Sculptures create the rigging and finish off a glass miniature of the historic City of Adelaide Clipper ship – constructed in Sunderland in 1864.

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