National Glass Centre specialises in delivering practical Continued Professional Development sessions to teachers and education professionals. These sessions are led by our experienced Learning and Engagement team alongside practicing artists and are aimed at broadening teachers’ creative skills.
The focus of these sessions is to familiarise participants with the galleries, learning spaces and creative studios at National Glass Centre, increasing confidence in using our venue as a learning platform, as well as providing a practical workshop session to increase participants’ skills. Our workshops can involve glass fusing and other kiln forming techniques, stained glass, glass painting, sandcasting, sandblasting, glass printing or ceramics.
If you have your own kiln at school, we can offer one-to-one courses to help you get the most out of your equipment.
Ceramics CPD with Chris McHugh - Saturday 29 November 2014 FREE
This session will focus on a theme of regional and local industrial history, as well as traditional Sunderland Lustreware ceramics, to inform an artist-led ceramics workshop in our studio. Chris McHugh will offer instruction on using a range of basic techniques, tools and materials linked to clay.
Architecture CPD with Northern Architecture - Saturday 17 January 2015 FREE
National Glass Centre has teamed up with Northern Architecture to develop this unique session which will explore basic architectural themes, using National Glass Centre's iconic steel and glass building and St. Peter's Church, a historically significant Anglo-Saxon monastery, as starting points for discussion and teaching activities.
Space to think
Why not use our inspiring site for your next INSET day, staff training or staff meeting? Our unique building and exciting exhibitions provide the perfect space for your events. Bring your staff to National Glass Centre and we can introduce you to the endless possibilities on how to use our venue and exhibitions in your learning programme.
For more information, please contact our Learning and Engagement Officer, Jenny Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 515 5521.
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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