Experience the heat of our 1000 degree furnace and watch our expert glass making team craft stunning pieces before your eyes. You can even book a place to create your own glass object if you fancy a having a go!
'There was also a free demonstration of glass-blowing. Having seen such demonstrations in Venice and elsewhere I could have given this a miss. Glad I didn’t – the demonstration at the Glass Centre was informative, fascinating and enjoyable, possibly better than those seen in Venice.'
11.00 - Flameworking at Wearside Glass Sculptures Studio (scheduled for Sunday 24 January only until further notice)
12:00 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio
13:00 - Glass Lathe in our Hot Glass Studio (scheduled for Sunday 24 January only until further notice)
13.30 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio
15:00 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio
15:45 - Flameworking at Wearside Glass Sculptures Studio (scheduled for Sunday 24 January only until further notice)
Throughout Novembr and December our Glass Blowing Demonstrations do not take place at weekends, due to our Blow your own Christmas Bauble Experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: We try very hard not to alter the times or cancel our Glass Blowing Demonstrations, however very occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel them or alter the times. If you are planning a trip, we recommend you check our What's On Calendar on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment.
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 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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