NGC 21


Main Gallery

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:

Stuart Akroyd
Galia Amsel
Conrad Atkinson
Kirsteen Aubrey
Emma Baker
Sarah Blood
Sara Bowler
Charles Bray
Effie Burns
Dillon Clarke
Tessa Clegg
Vanessa Cutler
Mike Davis
Jamex and Einar De La Torre
Erin Dickson
Matt Durran
Erwin Eisch
Alec Finlay
Ray Flavell
Catherine Forsyth
Stefan Gec
Morag Gordon
Jiri Harcuba
Colin Hawkins
Vicky Higginson
Kathryn Hodgkinson
Katherine Huskie
Laura Johnston
Bridget Jones
Jessamy Kelly
Silvia Levenson
Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová 
Julia Linstead
James Maskrey
Alena Matějka
Bruce McLean
Charlie Meaker
Joanne Mitchell
Lukas Mjartan
Helen Pailing
Zora Palová 
Inge Panneels
Yi Peng
Kevin Petrie
Colin Rennie
Bruno Romanelli 
Jeffrey Sarmiento
Bibi Smit
Petr Stanický
Jade Tapson
Roger Tye
Angela Thwaites
Oiva Toikka
Bertil Vallien
Sylvie Vandenhoucke
Göran Wärff
Cate Watkinson
Wearside Glass (Brian Jones MBE and Norman Veitch MBE)
Richard Wheater
Kathryn Wightman
Emma Woffenden
Ann Wolff
Cerith Wyn Evans