The Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG), launched in June 1998, is focused on the research and development of creative glass at a national and international level.
University of Sunderland is home to over 30 postgraduate research students. Find out more about their research by following the link below.
National Glass Centre is home to around 30 research students. Find out more about their research by following the link below.
Since its inception in 1998 a number of prestigious international glass artists and researchers have been invited to the University. Find out more about their work with IIRG by following the link below.
The teaching staff of the University's Glass departments are all actively engaged in research activity. Find out more about their research by following the link below.
National Glass Centre
SR6 0GLUnited Kingdom
Professor Kevin Petrie MA(RCA) PhD FHEA
+44 (0)191 515 3610
For a full overview of IIRG events follow the link below
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.
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.
0191 515 5555