Glass and Ceramics
What is Glass and Ceramics?
Glass and Ceramics at Sunderland is a place where material, cultural, personal and aesthetic ideas come together.
The course will foster your practical, intellectual and professional abilities, and you will have the opportunity to master technical processes.
Why Sunderland for Glass and Ceramics?
- Based at the National Glass Centre
- Excellent facilities, including the largest kiln in Western Europe
- Learning is tailored to your interests and skills
The University of Sunderland is proud to be an international centre of excellence in glass and ceramics, and the largest glass and ceramics Department in Europe.
The Department is situated within the National Glass Centre, which is host to numerous events, exhibitions and visiting artists.
Established artists work alongside students on projects, and this horizontal approach allows you to freely learn and share knowledge.
Facilities include: a hot glass studio, 25 glass and 16 ceramic kilns, a water jet cutter, an architectural glass studio, a fully equipped screen printing studio for both glass and ceramics, and grinding and polishing facilities. The ceramics area also includes slipcasting and a computer suite with Mac and PCs.
Glass and Ceramics graduate stories
Kathryn Wightman graduated with a BA (Hons) in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics and an MA in Glass.
She now works as a self-employed glass artist, based at the world-famous National Glass Centre in Sunderland.