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Visit April – June 2017 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00

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Jewellery: Wearable Glass, Work by Heather Woof, Photography by David Williams

Reflecting our past; igniting our future


Welcome

For a FREE day out with a difference visit National Glass Centre!

“A really excellent day out. Interesting for the whole family, the glassblowing demos were absolutely amazing� Visitor Comment, January 2017

Discover the history of glass making in Sunderland, enjoy our intriguing world class exhibitions and play on our iconic glass roof. You and your family will love our amazing glass blowing demonstrations,

hands-on creative activities and themed tours. Complete your visit with a bite to eat or a coffee in The Glass Yard and browse hand-made glass and ceramics, quirky jewellery, gifts and homeware in our Shop.

Free Daily Glass Blowing Demonstrations Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day. Experience the heat of our 1000 degree furnace and watch our expert glass making team craft stunning pieces before your eyes.

Flame Working 11.00 and 15.45 (15 mins) Glass Blowing 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00 (30 mins) Glass Lathe 13.00 (30 mins) Please note there are no Glass Lathe demos on a Tuesday


Exhibitions

Jewellery: Wearable Glass National Glass Centre presents an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery made through exciting new collaborations between four artists working in glass and eight jewellers. Each jeweller has received one to one support from our resident artists who specialise in different technique’s associated with glass including hot glass, lamp work, casting, waterjet cutting and fusing. The exhibition re-invents something that is familiar to all of us by using new forms and combinations of materials. Working in glass the artists have explored the complexity of the material and have experimented to create new pieces that challenge our traditional image of jewellery. This exciting new 'wearable glass' will be presented alongside the twelve artist's more established work allowing the viewer to compare the difference between artist's work in glass and jewellery and what happens when they are brought together. Jewellery (right): Wearable Glass, Work by Christopher Thompson Royds, Photography by David Williams. Jewellery (below): Wearable Glass, Work by Kate Haywood, Photography by David Williams. All models used for the Jewellery: Wearable Glass exhibition are BA and MA Glass and Ceramics Students from the University of Sunderland.


Exhibitions

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft Ebeltoft Glass Museum 17 September 2016 – 3 September 2017 Ebeltoft is a beautiful, traditional town on the central east coast of Denmark. The Glass Museum and its collection of over 1500 objects is a major feature of the town. Artists from countries across the world have donated work to the collection which presents the finest examples of art created in glass. The museum has kindly loaned a selection of works from its collection for display at National Glass Centre. The exhibition will include a number of works by Finn Lynggaard, one of the Studio Glass pioneers in Denmark and founder of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. Top image: “...The dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse scratched its innocent behind a tree...”. Joel Philip Myers. Photograph by Gert Skaerlund Andersen. Bottom image: Altura II , Toots Zynsky. Photograph by Gert Skaerlund Andersen.


Long Gallery

North Lands Creative Glass 2017 25 March – 18 June 2017

National Glass Centre and North Lands Creative Glass work in partnership to support and promote the finest work by international

artists working in glass. Every year North Lands Creative Glass offers a series of masterclasses in Lybster, Caithness. The leaders of this year’s masterclasses are Annie Cattrell, Josie Gluck and Michael Schunke, Beth Lipman and Anne Vibeke Mou. This exhibition presents examples of work by these artists. For further information please visit www.northlandsglass.com Image: mixed goblets 3 lidded, 2016, Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck. Photograph courtesy of Vetro Vero.

Research Gallery

Victoria Scholes: Artist Access to Art Schools

8 April – 18 June 2017 The programme ‘Artist Access to Art Schools’ creates opportunities for practicing artists to access equipment held within universities and to benefit from the advice of staff for a fixed period of time. Victoria Scholes has just completed her Artist Access to Art Schools residency and this exhibition presents the work she has created while working at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland.

Image: Spoken Unspoken for Stitch Your Brain project, Victoria Scholes, Feb2016. Photograph by Victoria Scholes.


Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

In 2017 Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is working in partnership with National Glass Centre, and staging a series of adventurous offsite projects locally and internationally, in preparation for reopening later in the year with a new gallery space.

A Scientific Encounter: On Interobjectivity 20 April – 24 May 2017 in Montpellier University medieval medical libraries, Montpellier, France

Artists: Murray Ballard, Baccio Bandinelli, Irene Brown, Keith Brown, Daniel Brown, Jan Breughel, Annibale Carracci, Bettina Dittlmann, Elpida Hazdi-Vasileva, Nadia Lichtig, Rosalind McLachlan, Kelly Richardson, Richard Talbot, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Wolfgang Weileder

“Art is something that seemingly lets us see the ‘impossible depth of objects’.” Graham Harman, Guerilla Metaphysics (2005)

Image: Kelly Richardson, from the series 'Pillars of Dawn', 2017

This exhibition of international artists is staged in the historic buildings of Montpellier University’s original libraries. Montpellier was one of the first universities in the world to pioneer modern medical sciences, and this exhibition pairs eleven artists with objects from its extraordinary collections of European drawings, natural history collections, and earlymodern medical artefacts. The contemporary artists are from Germany, France, Canada, Macedonia and the UK, and examine how we see the world through objects - and how objects act upon us. Alongside are chances to view seldom-seen works by some of the most celebrated artists of all time, including Breughel and Tiepolo. The show takes the anthropologist of science Bruno Latour’s idea of how objects interact with each other and with us as its starting point – an idea he has labelled “interobjectivity”. Created in partnership with Montpellier University, Newcastle University, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération, and La Panacée, Centre de culture contemporaine , Montpellier.


Simon Martin – special event: Friday 5 May 2017 10am – 9pm: Norman Chapel, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW 11am – 6pm: Trevelyan College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham DH1 3LN

Artist Simon Martin has created two new sound works for a pair of extraordinary but little-known private spaces on the River Wear. The Norman Chapel is the oldest building in Durham; Trevelyan College is an astonishing 1960s architectural experiment in which no walls are at right angles. Martin’s works are made the digital technologies used to create electronic music and ask us to listen carefully to the way their rhythms and sounds change over time, making us conscious of the spaces we inhabit.

Chad McCail ‘Liars of Earth’

Long Gallery, National Glass Centre 24 June – 8 October 2017 NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail’s near 100foot long drawing ‘Liars of Earth’. McCail’s parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants.


Sandcasting

Easter Sandcast Monday 10 / Thursday 13 Saturday 15 / Monday 17 Thursday 20 & Saturday 22 April 9.30 – 10.30 / 10.30 – 11.30 £15 each / Min age 6 Create a glass shape using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as your design is transformed by our studio team who will pour molten glass into your mould to produce your own individual piece of art. (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Max 10 people per hour Please note – Sandcast objects have a textured/sandy surface on the reverse side and may contain bubbles.

Half Term Holiday Sandcast – Fish Monday 29 May, Thursday 1 June & Sat 3 June 9.30 – 10.30 / 10.30 – 11.30 £15 each / Min age 6 Create a glass shape using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as your design is transformed by our studio team who will pour molten glass into your mould to produce your own individual piece of art. (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Max 10 people per hour Please note – Sandcast objects have a textured/sandy surface on the reverse side and may contain bubbles.


To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Father’s Day Sandcast – Car Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June 9.30 – 10.30 / 10.30 – 11.30 £15 each / Min age 6 Create a glass shape using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as your design is transformed by our studio team who will pour molten glass into your mould to produce your own individual piece of art. (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Max 10 people per hour Please note – Sandcast objects have a textured/sandy surface on the reverse side and may contain bubbles.

Summer Sandcast – Car, Owl or Butterfly Monday 14, 21 & 28 August Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August / 9.30 – 10.30 / 10.30 – 11.30 / £15 each / Min age 6 Create a glass shape using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as your design is transformed by our studio team who will pour molten glass into your mould to produce your own individual piece of art. (all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Max 10 people per hour Please note – Sandcast objects have a textured/sandy surface on the reverse side and may contain bubbles.


Easter

To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Glass Painted Easter Chick Use glass painting pens to decorate a bird shape – hang it up at home as a colourful decoration! Saturday 8 April / 10.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 16.00 Friday 14 April & Monday 17 April 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £4 / Drop-in Fused Glass Easter Chick Decorate a specially cut glass chick shape and adorn it with glass mosaic tiles and powders. These can be hung up to display at home. Monday 10* / Thursday 13 / Monday 17 & Thursday 20 April / Sessions at 14.00 & 15.30 Age 6+ / £10 / Booking Essential *Monday 10 April, 14.00 is specifically designated as a relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly. Mirror Portraits This more challenging workshop will get you thinking about reflection, perspective and colours while you paint a mirrored tile Tuesday 11 April / 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 6+ £5 / Drop-in Weather Mobiles Create a beautiful hanging mobile using acetate and a range of craft materials. Wednesday 12 April / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in

Clay Jewellery, Badges and Magnets Use air-drying clay to sculpt shapes and press beads and jewels into the surface to create beautifully adorned pieces. Choose from a pendant, badge or magnet backing. Tuesday 18 April / 9.30 – 10.30* / 10.30 – 16.00 Age 5+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly. Collage a Glass Photo Frame Bring a photo you’d like to remember forever to this workshop. You’ll create a collage between glass and then paint on the glass to create a stunning hanging frame. Wednesday 19 April / Sessions 10.30 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 15.30 / Age 4+ / £10 / Booking Essential Glass Jewellery, Badges and Magnets Make your own collection of accessories using glass tiles and powders in this more advanced fusing workshop. Thursday 20 April / Sessions 14.00 & 15.30 Age 8+ / £8 / Booking Essential Masquerade Masks Disguise yourself using crafty materials and masks in this bedazzling workshop.

Friday 21 April / 10.30 – 16.00 *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with Age 4+ / £3 / Drop-in additional needs, thisFree session is Autism 10 Admission andfriendly. Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00


May Half Term!

To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Glass Collage Participate in a tour of the current exhibition and take inspiration from the artists’ work. Create your own striking collage and trap it between layers of glass to create a unique glass decoration. Monday 29 May / 10.00*, 13.00 & 15.00 Duration 1.5 hours / Age 6+ / £12 Booking essential *10.00 relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly Wearable Clay Craft clay badges and pendants using air dry clay and an array of decorative materials. Tuesday 30 May / 9.30 – 10.30 / 10.30 – 16.00 Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly Geometric Glass Painting Create your own brightly coloured glass painting in a geometric design. Wednesday 31 May / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 4+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly

Glass Fused Accessories – A more advanced workshop Learn how to safely cut glass and use glass frits to make your own fused glass badges and pendants. Find out about how kilns work and the different effects that can be produced. Thursday 1 June / Sessions at 13.30 & 15.30 Age 10+ / £12 / Booking Essential Bags Full of Ideas Choose a colourful fabric bag and adorn it with a range of decorative materials. Friday 2 June / Drop in 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £4 *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly Decorative Fused Glass Make an amazing glass mosaic using glass tiles and grains of glass on a special water-jet cut glass shape which will be fired in our kilns. Choose from a range of different shapes and turn it into a work of art! Saturday 3 June / Sessions at 13.30 & 15.00 Age 6+ / £10 / Booking Essential

Free Admission and Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00

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Summer Holidays!

Glass Collage Participate in a tour of the current exhibition and take inspiration from the artists’ work. Create your own striking collage and trap it between layers of glass to create a unique glass decoration. Monday 24 July & 14 August / Sessions at 13.30 & 15.30 / Duration 1.5 hours / Age 6+ / £10 Booking essential Create & Craft A day packed full of activities inspired by our exhibition of jewellers and their new work in glass. Paint a glass decoration, make a glass light bulb bug, decorate a pair of spectacular spectacles and craft a wooden decoration. Tuesday 25 July / 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 4+ £10 for all 4 activities / Drop-in

Wearable Clay Craft clay badges and pendants using air dry clay and an array of decorative materials. Wednesday 26 July & 16 August / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly Glass Fused Accessories A more advanced workshop Learn how to safely cut glass and use glass frits to make your own fused glass badges and pendants. Find out about how kilns work and the different effects that can be produced. Thursday 27 July & 17 August, Monday 7 & 28 August / 13.30 & 15.30 / Age 10+ / £12 Booking essential


To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Paint a Glass Postcard Take inspiration from the local area to design and use colourful paint pens to create a glass postcard. Friday 28 July & 18 August / 10.30 – 16.00 Age 4+ / £4 / Drop-in Decorative Fused Glass Make an amazing glass mosaic using glass tiles and grains of glass on a special water-jet cut glass shape which will be fired in our kilns. Choose from a range of different shapes and turn it into a work of art! Monday 31 July & 21 August / Sessions at 13.30 & 15.00 Tuesday 8, 15 & 29 August / Sessions at 10.00, 11.30, 13.30 & 15.00 / Age 6+ / £10 Booking essential

Fused Glass Postcards Take inspiration from the local area to design and make a glass postcard memento. Use coloured glass tiles and grains of glass to create a unique fused glass artwork. Tuesday 1 & 22 August / Sessions at 10.00, 11.30, 13.30 & 15.00 / Ages 6+ / £8 Booking essential Bags Full of Ideas Choose a colourful fabric bag and adorn it with a range of decorative materials. Wednesday 2 & 23 August / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £4 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly


Summer Holidays!

To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Family Fusing Get together as a group to make a large fused glass panel. Learn about the fusing process, discuss your ideas and draw a design for your collaborative project. Adults and children age 10+ will learn how to cut glass and everyone uses glass tiles and coloured glass grains to create a unique fused glass artwork. Perfect for families of four, with a maximum of six people taking part in one project. Thursday 3 & 24 August / Sessions at 13.30 Duration 1.5hrs / Age 5+ / £30 Stained Glass Sun Catchers Brighten up your home with a painted stained glass effect decoration, take it home and hang it up in your window. Friday 4 & 25 August / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly

Geometric Glass Painting Create your own brightly coloured glass painting in a geometric design. Wednesday 9 & 30 August / 9.30 – 10.30* 10.30 – 16.00 / Age 4+ / £4 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly Sandblasted Glass Decorations Take a tour of our exhibition and gather inspiration from the artwork to create your own contrasting frosted design on a pair of hanging glass decorations. Thursday 10 & 31 August Sessions at 13.30 & 15.30 / Duration 1.5hrs Age 6+ / £8 / Booking essential


Discover in a Day

Super Sculpture Use clay to make exciting sculptural forms and shapes to create a unique sculpture. Friday 11 August and Sept 1 9.30 – 10.30* / 10.30 – 16.00 Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in *9.30 early start relaxed session for those with additional needs, this session is Autism friendly

By taking part in any of our workshops and completing our trail your child can earn a Discover Arts Award. Creative workshops start at £3pp and all count towards the qualification whilst offering a range of different themes and techniques. The trail is free and is designed for families with quick activities and discussions points. Discover Arts Award is suitable for anyone over the age of 5 and under 25 years. By completing a creative workshop and the trail you will have completed this national qualification and receive a certificate from Trinity College London. All summer / Ages 5+ / £3.50 For information email learning@sunderland.ac.uk or visit artsaward.org.uk


Summer Sundays

To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Stained Glass Sun Catchers Brighten up your home with a painted stained glass effect decoration, take it home and hang it up in your window.

Paint a Glass Postcard Take inspiration from the local area to design and use colourful paint pens to create a glass postcard.

Sunday April 30 & June 25 / 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £3 / Drop-in

Sunday May 28 / 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 / Age 4+ / £4 / Drop-in

Bags Full of Ideas Choose a colourful fabric bag and adorn it with a range of decorative materials.

Decorative Fused Glass Make an amazing glass mosaic using glass tiles and grains of glass on a special water-jet cut glass shape which will be fired in our kilns. Choose from a range of different shapes and turn it into a work of art!

Sunday May 14 & July 9 / 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 / Age 3+ / £4 / Drop-in

Sunday June 11 / Sessions at 10.00, 11.30, 13.30 & 15.00 / Age 6+ / £10 Booking essential

New toddler group! Make Together Creative play for you and your toddler, enjoy spending time exploring our exhibitions and creating art together. Mondays 24 April; 8, 22 May; 5, 19 June / 13.30-14.30 18 months to Age 4 / £4 per child £2 per additional sibling


Bring Your Talent - National Glass Centre Summer School! Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July 10.00 – 15.00 / £180 / Age 12-15 Whether you are interested in the visual arts, craft and design or photography this week long summer school will give you the opportunity to develop your artistic practice by learning how to work with glass. On this course you will: • Learn how to sand blast, fuse, cut and copper foil glass • Work in groups and as an individual to create art using different materials • Lead a workshop • Work with practicing artists • Gain a qualification • Make new friends

Who is it for? Young people between the age of 12 and 15 who have a passion for art and would like to experience a new material and approach. What will you gain? By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of glass art by working with artists and technicians. You will have made several pieces, researched and interviewed artists and have gained a Bronze Arts Award, an accredited qualification from Trinity College London. How does it work? Young people will take part in workshops to learn about creative glassmaking techniques, they will also plan and deliver workshops to other students, interview artists and review exhibitions. Friday afternoon will be a showcase of work made during the project, guests are welcome to come and view the artwork on display from 2pm. Lunch and refreshments are not included.

To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700


Adults Courses and Classes Fused Glass

Stained Glass

Glass Tableware Taster Session Sunday 9 April / Saturday 10 June / 13.00 – 17.00 Sunday 10 September Saturday 21 October 13.00 – 17.00 / £35 Artist: Midori Shinmura

Stained Glass - Leaded Techniques, Beginners Level Saturday 15 April / 6 May 10 June / 22 July 13.00 – 17.00 £40 Artist: Gill McGinley

Glass Tableware Club Saturdays from 29 April 13.00 – 16.30 Wednesdays from 24 May 17.45 – 21.15 Saturdays from 24 June 13.00 – 16.30 Saturdays from 2nd September 13.00 – 16.30 Wednesdays from 27 September 17.45 – 21.15 Saturdays from 11 November 13.00 – 16.30 5 weeks / £125 Artist: Midori Shinmura Introducing... Fused Glass Sunday 7 May / 10.00 – 16.00 Sunday 24 September 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Sue Woolhouse Artistic Fused Glass Mondays from 5 June 18.00 – 21.00 (excluding 3 July) Mondays from 30 October 18.00 – 21.00 5 weeks / £125 Artist: Sue Woolhouse

Stained Glass - Leaded Technique, Intermediate Level Saturday 1 & Saturday 8 July 10.00 – 16.00 / 2 day course £110 Artist Gill McGinley

Ceramics Introducing... Ceramics Saturdays from 29 April 10.00 – 13.00 Saturdays from 23 September 10.00 – 13.00 5 Weeks / £100 Artist: Richie Oliver Intermediate Ceramics Saturdays from 24 June 10.00 – 13.00 Saturdays from 4 November 10.00 – 13.00 5 weeks / £100 Artist: Richie Oliver Ceramic Throwing Techniques – 1 Day Introduction Saturday 1 April / Saturday 10 June / 10.00 – 16.00 Saturday 9 September 10.00 – 16.00 / £60 Artist: James Douglass from BBC’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down.

For more information on courses and availability visit nationalglasscentre.com

Christmas Themed Ceramics – 1 Day Introduction Sunday 10 December 10.00 – 16.00 / £60 Artist: James Douglass from BBC’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down.

Printing on Glass Introducing... Screen Printing on Glass Sunday 23 April / Sunday 25 June & Sunday 17 September 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Jade Tapson Christmas Themed Screen Printing on Glass Sunday 3 December 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Jade Tapson Screen Printing on Glass Thursdays from 4 May 18.00 – 21.00 Thursdays from 2 November 18.00 – 21.00 5 weeks / £125 Artist: Jade Tapson

Casting Glass NEW! Introducing... Casting Glass Sunday 14 May 10.00 – 16.00 Sunday 8 October 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Effie Burns NEW! Christmas themed Casting Glass Sunday 3 December 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Effie Burns


To book, visit shop.nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 568 9700

Image. James Douglass, Ceramics. Photograph by David Allan


Adults Courses and Classes Flameworking NEW!! Flameworked Glass Easter Eggs Saturday 15 April 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner NEW!! Flameworked Glass Easter Bunnies Sunday 16 April 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner Flameworked Glass Chains Sunday 9 July / 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Zoe Garner Flameworked Marbles Sunday 23 July Saturday 2 September Saturday 4 November 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Zoe Garner Flameworked Glass Beads Saturday 29 April Saturday 8 July Sunday 3 September Sunday 22 October Sunday 5 November 13.00 – 16.00 £40 Artist: Zoe Garner

NEW!! Sculptural Flameworking Weekend– Glass Plant Forms Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June / 10.00 – 16.00 / £130 Artist: Zoe Garner NEW!! Sculptural Flameworking Weekend – Cube and Structural Forms Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October 10.00 – 16.00 / £130 Artist: Zoe Garner Flameworked Glass Pendants & Earrings Sunday 14 May Saturday 21 October Saturday 18 November 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Zoe Garner Ignite! Flameworking Sunday 28 May / Saturday 22 July / 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner

NEW!! Flameworked Glass Insects Saturday 27 May Saturday 17 June Saturday 7 October 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner NEW!! Flameworked Hollow Beads & Bubbles Sunday 30 April Sunday 18 June Sunday 8 October 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner NEW!! Flameworked Glass Hearts Sunday 19 November 10.00 – 16.00 / £80 Artist: Zoe Garner Flameworked Christmas Decorations Saturday 2 / Sunday 3 Saturday 9 / Sunday 10 Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December / 10.00 – 16.00 £80 Artist: Zoe Garner


Master Classes

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Bend Me Shape Me with Zoe Garner FIVE DAY MASTER CLASS July 31 – August 4 / 10.00 – 16.00 / £695 – light lunch included each day in our eatery The Glass Yard Booking Essential Drawing concepts, ideas and designs from the beautiful local environment this skills based class will explore the possibilities and potential of flameworked Borosilicate glass in Contemporary Art. Using Clear borosilicate over five days. Glass (PYREX) solid glass rods will be transformed in to sculptural components and glass tube will be blown to be connected in the flame to form larger scale installations. Through a combination of demonstrations and free practice time, starting from basics we will build a vocabulary of flameworking skills that will form a solid grounding to move forward using flameworking as an art form.

Introduction to Casting with Effie Burns FIVE DAY BEGINNERS’ COURSE July 24 – 28 July / 10.00 – 16.00 / £595 – light lunch included each day in our eatery The Glass Yard Booking Essential This week long course suitable for beginners will show you how to create a range of beautiful cast glass pieces. You will be supported to make work that is important to you, whether your inspiration comes from the land or the sea or your family history. The course will cover using clay and wax to create form and texture, an introduction to mould making and cold working. You will learn how to make small intricate cast glass pieces, how to make and fire an open cast mould and how to do lost wax casting. The final day of the course will introduce you to the technique of pâte de verre. An ideal opportunity to experiment, learn new things and enjoy the making process.


The Glass Yard

Easter Sunday Lunch Sunday 16 April 2017 Celebrate Easter together as a family in the beautiful riverside surrounding of The Glass Yard. All children receive a chocolate gift. One course        £9.95 Two courses      £14.95 Three courses   £18.95 Booking essential. To book please call  0191 515 5555 (Option 1)

Father’s Day Lunch Sunday 18 June Celebrate how special your Father is and treat him to a delicious lunch in the beautiful riverside surroundings of The Glass Yard. One course        £9.95 Two courses      £14.95 Three courses   £18.95 All Dad’s receive a bottle of National Glass Centre Ale Gaffer’s Quaff or Prince Rupert’s Drop. Booking essential To book please call  0191 515 5555 (Option 1)


The Glass Yard Evening events

Bourbon and Blues Friday 26 May £27.50 per person 3 courses, welcome drink and live music from North East blues duo Hokum Hotshots. Booking essential To book call 0191 5151 5555 (Option 1)

Gin and Jazz Friday 30 June £27.50 per person 3 course meal, welcome drink and live music. Booking essential To book call 0191 5151 5555 (Option 1)

Tapas Night! Friday 28 July £27.50 per person A selection of tapas, welcome drink and live music. Booking essential To book call 0191 5151 5555 (Option 1)


VISIT

Nationalglasscentre.com ACCESS National Glass Centre has wheelchair access to all areas and a Changing Place facility. There is also a lift available. Free wheelchair hire is available on request and can be pre-booked by contacting Visitor Services. National Glass Centre welcomes assistance dogs and a hearing loop is available. Our full Access Statement is available online. We are a cycle friendly venue! The Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route from Cumbria to Sunderland runs past National Glass Centre’s riverside entrance. Cyclists are encouraged to use our new riverside Bike Dock and cycle maintenance area.

Free Admission Free Visitor Parking Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Last Admission 16.45 It is recommended that you allow at least three hours to make the most of your visit. Follow the brown road signs for National Glass Centre or type SR6 0GL into your sat nav. Nearest Metro Station: St Peter’s. For a more detailed map and directions visit nationalglasscentre.com CONNECT Join our mailing list at nationalglasscentre.com f nationalglasscentresunderland t ngc_glasscentre Y nationalglasscentre

CONTACT National Glass Centre Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL nationalglasscentre.com General Enquiries: 0191 515 5555 Booking Line: 0191 568 9700 info@nationalglasscentre.com BOOK Online: shop.nationalglasscentre.com Booking Line: 0191 568 9700 GLASS & CERAMICS DEGREE COURSES The University of Sunderland offers Foundation, BA, MA and PHD courses in Glass and Ceramics here at National Glass Centre. For more information about what’s on offer at our world class facilities please contact Rob Winter, Lecturer in Ceramics at robert.winter@sunderland.ac.uk or call 0191 515 2141

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