With our Studio Team
Make a glass bauble
Winner of the Gold Award for Best NE England Tourism Experience 2012, and original National Glass Centre hot-glass experience. Over 850 participants in 2012.
Blow a Bauble experiences will also run every weekend throughout November and December. Maximum of seven people per session. 99% of participants said they would recommend this experience to a friend.
These one hour experiences offer you, your family and friends the opportunity to personalise your bauble by applying coloured glass at over 1200 degrees centigrade. You will use a variety coloured glass ‘frits’ to create the basis your design. Working closely with one of the team members you will blow down the ‘iron’ & blow a bubble into the glass. The glass artists will finish your artwork by adding a glass hook to hang the bauble.
This workshop requires no previous experience and is suitable for ages 13+. Please note that under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult.
These workshops are suitable for most people, however if you have any questions or concerns regarding your suitability or safety then please contact the Glass Centre reception desk on 0191 515 5555 prior to booking and they will be able to answer any specific enquiries.
Completed items need time to cool down we recommended you leave at least four days before collection. If you are unable to collect please let us know and we can arrange to have your artwork posted to you.
Terms and conditions apply.
“We attended the Glass Centre as a family and made glass baubles. We all enjoyed the course and were delighted with our individual baubles which currently adorn our tree.”
“The glass bauble experience was just excellent and the staff were just great - they absolutely made the experience so memorable and special. I would love to do it again next year.”
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.
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.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
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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