Discover the history of glassmaking on Wearside, the science behind the glassmaking process and explore an exciting programme of contemporary glass art exhibitions.
Our creative workshops take inspiration from our permanent and temporary galleries, including our new Stories of Glass in Sunderland heritage gallery, allowing pupils to experience unique glass artwork in a gallery environment as well as discover the history of glassmaking in Sunderland.
To make the most of your visit to the National Glass Centre, choose two workshops from those listed. Combining two workshops allows for a full day of activity in which pupils discover the history of glassmaking on Wearside, the science behind the glassmaking process and explore an exciting programme of contemporary glass art exhibitions. All sessions have been developed in collaboration with teachers to ensure they support the curriculum and engage a variety of learning styles. We are happy to tailor sessions to link to your current topic of study.
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My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
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.
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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