6 April – 15 September
National Glass Centre is 21 years old this year!
We will celebrate our anniversary with an exhibition featuring work by artists who have helped to establish Sunderland as an international centre of excellence for Studio Glass.
Drawing on our close working relationship with the University of Sunderland’s Glass and Ceramics department, we will present examples of work by current and past teaching staff, previous exhibitors and notable graduates. Major names in Studio Glass including Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Bertil Vallien and Ann Wolff will be represented alongside a wide range of other artists. These include Erin Dickson and Jade Tapson, who have been selected to create new work for the exhibition as two of the most outstanding graduates of the last five years.
The celebrations of National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday will be supported across Sunderland with an exhibition exploring the impact of the glass industry on our social history at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, and an exhibition titled People’s Pyrex at Arts Centre Washington.
This exhibition is part of National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday celebrations.
An exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase from the shop from 20th June.
Artists featured in the exhibition:
Jamex and Einar De La Torre
Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
Wearside Glass (Brian Jones MBE and Norman Veitch MBE)
Cerith Wyn Evans