Phase 1 - by September 2012
An impression of the newly remodelled shop and glass facade of the Hot Glass Studio on the lower ground floor.
Phase 2 - by Summer 2013
Preliminary visuals of how the heritage gallery on the upper floor will look. Three 'pavillions' will each house a different theme examing different aspects of glassmaking history in Sunderland.
Above and below: these sketches show the single volume gallery space for temporary exhibitions. A smaller seperate gallery at the back can accommodate long-term loaned collections.
Improvements made to the lower floor:
Hot glass studios combined and refurbished
New live glass blowing demonstration theatre
New flameworking studio/demonstration area
- New accommodation for art and design foundation programme
Improvements made to the upper floor:
Improved welcome/reception area and signage
New exhibition galleries
Interactive heritage gallery charting the history of glassmaking in Sunderland
Modern education and resource rooms for schools, groups and students
- ‘Green’ technology in the hot glass studio for better sustainability and energy efficiency