Festival of Glass

Fri 9 Nov - 6-8pm, Sat 10 Nov - 10am-5pm, Sun 11 Nov - 10am-5pm

Free, everyone welcome. All events are drop-in, no need to book. A small charge may apply for workshop activities.

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Brighten up you November and come and celebrate a season of Glass at The National Centre for Craft & Design. Take in three exhibitions dedicated to the artform and enjoy meeting the makers who feature. Be inspired by live demonstrations, activities and workshops for all ages. Refuel in our lovely cafe and treat yourself to something inspired by the programme in our shop. 

Art of Glass: Until 20 Jan 2019
Colour & Form and Glassumimass until 13 Jan 2019

Fri 9 Nov, 6-8pm, Art of Glass Private View: A special evening viewing of our partnership exhibition with National Museums Scotland. Drinks on arrival. 

Sat 10 Nov, 11am–12pm, Guided Tour and Talk:  With Sarah Rothwell, Curator,
Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland.

Sat 10 Nov, various times between 11am–3pm, Live Demo /Meet the Makers:  Watch the art of glass fusing with Ruth Lyne and meet Design-Nation makers exhibiting in Colour & Form.

Sat 10 Nov, 2–4pm, In Conversation: With Art of Glass Curators Sarah Rothwell and Bryony Windsor and exhibiting artist, Emma Woffenden.

Sat 10 Nov, 10.30am–4pm, 3D Workshop: Explore new technologies being used in glass production with a 3D scanner and printer.

Sun 11 Nov, 11am–3pm, Reflections Workshop:  Try glass fusing and make something beautiful to take home later.

All Weekend, Film Festival:  A rolling programme of films dedicated to the beauty and potential of the artform.


Sat 20 Oct 2018, 11am–3pm

Maker Demonstration with Janet Wass

Free, everyone welcome


Tue 23 Oct 2018, 10am–2pm

October Half Term Family Workshop - Greenery on Glass with glass designer Emma Britton

Suggested donation £1, drop-in session


Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10am–4pm

Pattern Adaption Workshop with Sarah Elliott

£30, 14yrs+, please book