Glass Making Demonstrations

Our daily glass blowing demonstrations with commentary won’t be going ahead except during half term. However, you can watch live glassblowing throughout the day via the viewing windows in our shop.

The following demonstrations are also available to watch through the Wearside Glass viewing window in our shop:

11.00 – Flameworking demo (excluding Tuesdays)

15:45 – Flameworking demo (excluding 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.