Glass Making Demonstrations

Visitor Notice:

There will be no Glass Blowing demonstrations on the following dates:
  • Saturday 12 February
  • Sunday 13 February
There will also be no Glass Lathe demonstrations on the following dates:
  • Saturday 22 Jan
  • Sunday 23 Jan
  • Saturday 29 Jan
  • Sunday 30 Jan
  • Friday 4 Feb
  • Saturday 5 Feb
  • Sunday 6 Feb
Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flameworking demonstrations are running daily for you to enjoy. 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 (weekdays), 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00 (weekends), (30 mins) Glass Lathe: 13.00 (30 mins) Please note: – Flameworking demonstrations happen at Wearside Glass Sculptures in National Glass Centre Shop. Limited space. – There are no Glass Lathe or Flameworking demonstrations on Tuesdays.

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.