Pyrex100: Love Pyrex Project!

We need your Pyrex stories! 

To celebrate 100 years since the first Pyrex was produced in Sunderland, we are collecting stories and memories of Pyrex. We’d love to hear more about your special Pyrex memories – no matter how big or small. So whether you use your Pyrex weekly for serving Sunday dinner, or you or a family member worked at the factory, we want to hear your story. Pull out your Pyrex, or your memorabilia, and snap some pictures, and then fill in the form below to tell us more. 

These photos and your stories will be transformed into an online exhibition celebrating 100 years of Pyrex in Sunderland, and we might get in touch with you to ask if you’d like to be part of future Pyrex projects. Your Pyrex doesn’t have to be in perfect nick, a matching set or a rare edition. The most well-loved Pyrex is absolutely welcome! If you don’t have Pyrex objects but still want to share your story, please do so.

Pyrex100: Love Pyrex Participant Memories

Are you happy for us to use your image and story on social media?(Required)
Drop files here or
Max. file size: 1 GB.
    Top tips: • Use landscape orientation rather than portrait • Take the photo facing natural light (near a window) • Keep the image as straight as possible • Use a neutral colour background • Use as high a resolution as possible
    We might need to edit the content for our online exhibition and social media but we will make sure to keep the spirit of your story.
    Max. file size: 1 GB.
    Top tips: • Use landscape orientation rather than portrait • Take the film facing natural light (near a window) • Keep the image as steady as possible • Maximum length 30 – 60 seconds please

    Please use this form in the way that works best for you and your story! Our questions are here to guide your response, and are very flexible! If you don’t have Pyrex and still want to share Pyrex memories, please just write in one of the sections of the form, even if you think it might not fit the question.

    If you know anyone else who has a story about Pyrex, either in Sunderland or anywhere in the world, please ask them to fill out the online form, we’d love to hear from them. Sunderland-made Pyrex travelled the world and we are hoping to collect 100 stories of Pyrex over the year including amazing international stories. Thank you!

    Submitting our Love Pyrex form means you will hear about upcoming events and programming from Sunderland Culture. Your data will be stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy and you can opt out at any time.

    Pyrex100 is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association on behalf of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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