Visit our interactive exhibition of Glass in Sunderland and discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass in the City.Read More
Our spectacular glass blowing demonstrations are free and run throughout the day, every day.Read More
Enjoy a free, fun day out with your family at National Glass Centre.Read More
With three decades of experience as a glassblower, artist, and designer, Robert DuGrenier has oft ....Read more
Co-organized by the Prague Castle Administration and Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the prestigious 2013 Stanislav Liben ....Read more
One year ago, the initial design for the new North Wing of The Corning Museum of Glass was unve ....Read more
Saturday 29 June – Sunday 30 June 2013
Luke Jerram29 June – 22 September 2013
Our ever popular daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day. Experience the
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with glass making at the new look National Glass Centre. Whether you’re
This space will house our three major exhibitions each year.
The redevelopment sees a complete overhaul of the Centre’s exhibition spaces and will allow the Centre to present work by
National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland reopens its doors on 29 June 2013, following an ambitious £2.25 million
Kevin Petrie is Professor of Glass and Ceramics' and leads the academic team in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland, which is based in the National Glass Centre. Kevin studied Illustration at the University of Westminster and Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. He holds a Ph.D. from the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol. Kevin is perhaps best known for blending printmaking and glass/ceramics for creative use.
I studied History of Art at the University of Essex before completing a postgraduate Museum and Art Gallery Studies Diploma at the University of Manchester. A former exhibitions curator, art dealer and journalist during the 1980's I curated various exhibitions for the Scottish Arts Council; organised an expedition to the North Pole for the sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy, and worked in a freelance capacity for The Art Newspaper.
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My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media. Continued exploration aims to challenge and expand contemporary locations in respect of the traditional positioning of ceramics. The integration of digital media and new technologies has become central to my practice where new media is often positioned and juxtaposed with more traditional elements.
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