Glass Making Demonstrations

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) (Excluding Tuesdays and Sundays)
Glass Blowing: 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00 (30 mins)
Occasional Glass Lathe: 13.00 (30 mins)

Please note:

– Flameworking demonstrations happen at Wearside Glass Sculptures in National Glass Centre Shop. Limited space.

Glassblowing Videos

  • Behind the Scenes - Cold Shop

    Join our Assistant Glassblower Aaron Beck as he gives us a quick tour of National Glass Centre’s Cold Shop.

  • Making Popcorn - Glassblower Style!

    After a hard day’s work in the hot shop our glassblowers like to make a little snack.

    Join Kalki Mansel as he makes popcorn ‘glassblower style!’ in a molten hot piece of glass.

  • Making a wine glass!

    Join glassmaker Kalki Mansel as he talks you through making a wine goblet in our Hot Glass Studio.

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