Masters of glass

James Douglass

Published on 05 October 2017

North East talent will be clear this weekend, when Masters students stage their final exhibition at National Glass Centre.

University of Sunderland students studying MA Glass and Ceramics will exhibit their final show ‘WE AR’, showcasing unique works in glass, ceramics and other mixed media – including the work of the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down contestant James Douglass.

The exhibition runs from Friday 6 October until Sunday 8 October, showcasing the students’ works in hot glass, architectural glass, cast glass and ceramics.

MA Ceramics student, James Douglass, who appeared on BBC2’s popular pottery show over the summer, said: “Having personally studied and worked at National Glass Centre for a number of years, I’m proud to complete my studies here in Sunderland with a fantastic group in a fantastic venue.”

Dr Cate Watkinson, MA programme leader, added: “We have a diverse range of ideas coming from the students this year which has resulted in a fascinating array of work from large scale ceramic sculpture to delicately cast glass human body parts. We are very fortunate to able to show off this year's talent in National Glass Centre's main gallery, a premiere venue in the North East."

‘WE AR’ will showcase the work of MA Glass and Ceramics students Ruth Brenner, Louis Darling, Susan Delbridge, James Douglass, Neil Edwards, Connor Garton, Richard Oliver, Susan Ratliff, Junjie Xia, Yuyuan Zhang and Maria Zulueta.