IIRG is committed to supporting artists and researchers through access to high quality glass working facilities, expertise and knowledge.
Funded through organizations such as the Leverhulme Trust and the Research Councils UK, research fellows contribute their skills and experience to teaching, reach-out, publication, and exhibition. Fellows are selected through international search and have significant professional records as artists, academics, and researchers.
Residencies in glass are arranged on an individual basis through various schemes. Artists work on their own projects, using the outstanding facilities provided by the University. The residency may culminate in an exhibition to present the resulting work.
IIRG utilizes its expertise in creative glassmaking alongside our excellent studio provision to support the development and production of new works for artists and designers.
Our staff undertake many IIRG Projects
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
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.
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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