Glass Making and the Rise of Industrial Sunderland
Heritage Talk: ‘Glass Making and the Rise of Industrial Sunderland’
The first in a series of Heritage Lectures at National Glass Centre, Gillian Cookson will deliver a talk on the long term development of industrial glass making in Sunderland from the seventeenth century. During this period, Sunderland’s excellent shipping links and access to cheap coal and high quality sand led it to become an ideal location for glass manufacture. Factories were established along the River Wear manufacturing bottles, window glass and tableware (or flint glass) to meet the growing demand for glass products in everyday life.
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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.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
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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