Facility hire for professional glass artists & ceramicists at National Glass Centre
National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland and a visitor centre, production house and contemporary gallery attracting 220K visitors per year. Additionally it is home to around 130 students studying glass and ceramics at BA, MA and PhD levels who enjoy access to a huge range of ‘world class’ production facilities.
National Glass Centre is committed to supporting professional glass and ceramic artists in the production of their work through the provision of affordable access to our specialist facilities. This can be extremely useful to artists early in their careers when they may not have an established studio, the equipment they require, or for more established artists wishing to undertake projects that require access to larger equipment.
Our Hot Glass Studio is a diverse resource for glass artists, non-glass artists and designers. Our team has many years of experience and is on hand to offer their making skills or to assist on production runs or special projects. We can also offer artistic support as well as provide information and share contacts in an effort to make your visit as productive as possible.
Our Hot Glass Studio comprises of three main areas:
Our Demonstration Studio offers a unique opportunity for large or small team production as well as special demonstrations to a visiting public or a target audience. Artists have found this a useful marketing tool for their own practice.
Our Combined Workspace is a flexible workspace with facilities for kiln forming and is ideal for group projects, outreach or workshops.
Our Education Workshop is a second workspace which is generally hired out for jewellery and stained glass making workshops.
To complement all our studios we have a Cold Workshop area with all basic cold working facilities for finishing or embellishing glass.
The following facilities are available to hire: