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Follow the story of Whimsey, a mystery object who doesn’t know what material he is made from, only that he was made a long time ago in a factory in Sunderland. Can pupils discover what material Whimsey is made from and what his special properties are? Where do they think Whimsey came from? Pupils use the materials and activity ideas in the backpacks in small groups to carry out investigations and tests. This session has been designed as a half facilitated visit, half self-led visit, allowing some flexibility in timing and content to fit your needs.
Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science, History
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.
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.
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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