Available all year round
What is Pyrex? What was it made from and what was it used for? And why is it so important to Sunderland’s heritage? This cross-curricular workshop introduces pupils to Pyrex, a significant part of Sunderland’s glassmaking heritage, and also explores the use of patterns in Pyrex designs. Pupils will get the opportunity to design their own patterns and transfer them onto glass, creating their very own piece of artwork. The session makes use of the extensive collection of Pyrex in the legacy section of the heritage gallery, supplemented by an object handling box of Pyrex.
Curriculum links: History, Art and Design
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.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
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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