Start a new Christmas tradition!
Dates: Every Weekend throughout November and December
Time: Hourly Sessions: 10.00 – 16.00
Price: £24.99 per person (Max 7 People per session)
Age: 12+ (Under 16s must be supervised by an adult)
'Fascinating experience - lovely tutors - this was a present from my best friend - a lovely bauble, as well as an experience'
Bring the family along and start a new Christmas tradition or create a wonderfully unique gift for someone special. The perfect, affordable opportunity to have a go at glass blowing and create a beautiful memory to hang on your tree every year!
Winner of the Gold Award for Best North East England Tourism Experience 2012, and original National Glass Centre hot-glass experience. Over 850 participants in 2012. 99% of participants said they would recommend this experience to a friend.
Blow a Christmas Bauble experiences will run every weekend throughout November and December. Maximum of seven people per session.
These one hour experiences offer you, your family, and friends the opportunity to personalise your bauble by applying coloured glass at over 1100 degrees centigrade. You will use a variety of coloured glass ‘frits’ to create your design. Working closely with one of the team members you will blow down the ‘iron’ to blow a bubble into the glass. The glass artists will finish your artwork by adding a glass hook to hang the bauble.
“A great experience that my daughters and I intend to make a regular part of our Christmas preparations.”
This workshop requires no previous experience and is suitable for ages 12+. 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 Visitor Services Desk on 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) & discuss whilst booking. They will be able to answer any specific enquiries.
Completed items need time to cool down we recommended you leave at least three days before collection. If you are unable to collect please contact Visitor Services on 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) who can arrange for your bauble to be posted.
Terms and conditions apply.
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.
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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