Arts Festivities in Sunderland

I will be having a stall at the first ever American Market on July 2nd, in Sunniside Gardens, Sunderland. I will have a selection of small gift items for sale including original handmade jewellery, and paperweights.Glass Necklace Sunderland

I will also be offering people the chance to have a go at making your own glass to take home, it’s a little taster session for my full six week evening class. Cost £10.
You can make a small item for yourself, or as a gift, its totally up to you what you want to make, it could be a small sculpture, an item of jewellery, a little box, or bottle, coaster… really anything you can make in clay- we can do in glass. The taster session will last between 45 minutes to an hour and half it depends on how much detail you want to put in your piece and how long it takes you to sculpt it.
Handmade Jewellery, SunderlandThis session is great for kids as well. Once you have sculpted your clay, we will pour the mould, you’ll have to let it sit for about 30 minutes, in which time you could go and enjoy the other wonderful activities we have going on in the park including a live 50’s style rock’n’roll band. Then you can come back and dig out your clay, and clean out the inside of the mould, and pick your glass to go into it.
I will be casting all the glass at a later date, but I will be videoing it so you can see all the steps. Then your piece will be ready to pick up!

This market is part of the Sunderland International Friendship Festival which runs across the city. This year we are celebrating our connections with the US, Washington DC being one of our twin cities, the theme is aptly coordinated to the US celebrations, 1-4th of July, culminating in American Independence Day celebrations at Washington Old Hall on Monday, July 4.

On July 2nd the great activities and entertainment includes:

  • Live glassblowing demonstrations in the gardens

  • Ceramics demonstrations and you can have a go at making your own pot

  • Make your own glass sculpture mini sessions

  • 22 stallholders selling fine foods, handmade crafts, and gifts

  • Live Jazz

  • American Style Rock’n’Roll Band

  • Live Radio Broadcast by Spark FM

 Activities in Sunniside Gardens July 2nd 2011

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