Our range of intensive one-to-one glass making experiences offer you the opportunity to try your hand at the traditional craft of glass blowing.
If you would like to book one of the following experiences, please call Visitor Services on 0191 568 9700
Paperweight Experience for Two: £128 (Available selected Sundays, price includes tea and scone for two in The Glass Yard
“I made much more than I ever expected & had an excellent day. So pleased I had a full day. Well worth the money. I will come back again!”
“A truly unique and fascinating experience. I only have one fear…that I have gained an expensive new hobby!”
“A well paced, fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable day with inspirational instructors in a safe & fun environment. Many thanks!”
Sam, Newton le Willows
“An excellent experience for my 50th birthday. Ian had the patience of a saint.”
Our One to One Glassbaking Experiences offer an unforgettable, intensive, hands-on glassmaking session. You should expect to finish the day having made a range of items including paperweights and small blown vessels. Your glassmaker will work closely with you, overseeing every process & will assist you as much or as little as you require.
You will learn how to gather glass from the furnace; form & shape the glass with newspaper & other tools; apply colour; create pattern with colour; blow glass & convert bubbles of glass into beautiful objects. These experiences are available as gift vouchers and make ideal presents.
Our intensive One to One Glassblowing Experiences are delivered by Master Glass Artists using the most modern studio glassmaking equipment and our new electric furnaces. These Experiences are unique to National Glass Centre and offer participants one-to-one tuition, which results in a far richer, rewarding, intensive and enjoyabl experience and enables the participant to make and keep several pieces of glass in one session.
Whilst initially more expensive than group classes, the intensive nature of these sessions ensures that personal learning and achievement is dramatically increased. Typically participants on a full day programme will make and get to keep 2-3 paperweights and a selection of blown vessels, bowls or plates.
On the intensive One - to One Experience participants will receive a:
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.
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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