May – July 2010
A project with National Glass Centre, Creative Partnerships and The Meadows School, Spennymoor, County Durham.
Look Inside is a Creative Partnerships project that saw young people and teachers from The Meadows School taking part in a range of hands on glass making sessions at the National Glass Centre.
The three month project saw the groups investigate the design and manufacture of glass as a positive process with a focus on the creative curriculum and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Each session was led by an experienced glass artist who took the groups through creative glass making techniques that included sandcasting, glass fusing, glass blowing, sandblasting and lampworking and bead making. All the glass works produced during the sessions will now become part of an exhibition within the school. During the project, young people also created glass fused window panels which will become a permanent feature in the schools entrance hall.
Wow! They’ll think that adults have done it when really it’s the children from Meadows School. (A student at The Meadows when asked what they think people will think of the permanent window feature door when installed).
If you would like to discuss carrying out a project with National Glass Centre please contact NGC's Curator of Education and Audience Development Alison Cleland or phone 0191 515 5555.