Professional glass artists and ceramicists can hire world class facilities at National Glass Centre, including hot shops, cold working, kilns and flame working equipment. For further information visit nationalglasscentre.com/hire. Enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions, watch artists blowing glass and join in a range of activities for adults and children. Participate in specialised glassmaking courses. Study Glass and Ceramics at BA, MA and PhD level through the University of Sunderland and purchase handcrafted glass and ceramics in our Shop.
Neon Workshops was set up in 2008 with an aim to expose, explore and teach neon as a method of expression and cultural production, as well as hoping to challenge common expectations of the material. Ideally located between Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Institute and the newly opened Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Neon Workshops is the only arts organisation in Europe and Scandinavia to offer the general public a neon education, and exhibition programme as well as facility hire.
My Designs are created using a variety of materials (Sterling Silver, Dichroic Glass, Silver Clay, Crystal Clay, Bronze Clay, Copper Clay and Gold Clay). All of my creations are unique, no two pieces are the same. Please take a look at my gallery (whilst currently being updated, you will find typical designs, shapes, colours, sizes of jewellery. If there is a certain style, shape or colour that you prefer, I can make it especially for you. I make Jewellery Sets, Necklaces, Earrings (Clip-on/Stud and dangly), Brooches, Cuff Links,Tie Pins, Hair Slides, Hair Grips and bracelets etc.
My first encounters with kiln formed glass were on a Foundation in Art and Design course in 2000. I was immediately captivated by the process. I spent 3 years on a part time Fine Art degree before getting my own kiln and following my instincts to make glass !
Peter Newsome PhD, ARBS, RBA is a professional sculptor who specialises in glass sculpture. He has exhibited widely in the UK and in New York and appeared on Sky TV across Europe.