Available all year round
Travel back in time 1300 years and meet the man who introduced the art of glassmaking to the Anglo-Saxons. Visit St Peter’s Church and see what’s left of the monastery built by Benedict Biscop, find out about the lives of the monks who lived there including the Venerable Bede and the importance of the site to Sunderland’s glassmaking heritage. Back in the National Glass Centre, get hands-on with our glass handling collection and learn more about Biscop and Bede in our interactive Stories of Glass in Sunderland exhibition.
Curriculum links: History, RE, Art and Design
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.
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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