Glass Courses and Classes | Sue Woolhouse

WORKSHOP | Mondays and Tuesdays | various times

Sue runs weekly glass sessions in her studio. The sessions run throughout the year and only stop for Bank Holidays and Christmas Holidays. Students come from all over the region. The sessions run for three hours and the tuition fee and use of studio is £25 per person for each session. Firing fees are charged at £5 per firing, not per piece of work.

Monday 2pm – 9pm
Afternoon Session 2 – 5pm 
Evening session 6 – 9pm

Tuesday 11am – 9pm
Late morning session 11am – 2pm
Afternoon Session 2 – 5pm 
Evening session 6 – 9pm

The studio is a fantastic space for people interested in glass to come and experiment working with glass in an artist’s studio with access to professional tools, equipment and artistic know how. If you’re interested in attending one of these workshops, let Sue know and she can book you in.

Contact Details

Mobile: 07905 119 824
Telephone: 0191 261 4434


Birthday presents/celebration and family workshops
Why not call her and organise a special workshop for you and your family and friends.

Projects and Collaborations

Creative Age, Equal Arts
Equal Arts are a leading creative ageing charity supporting older people and those living with Dementia in Gateshead, Newcastle and across the UK. Their team works to improve the lives of older people through creativity and our arts activities around the North East provide creative opportunities to help improve people wellbeing. Sue is currently working at Washington Arts Centre as part of this project with two groups.

Equal Arts Butterflies
Postcard Project
Working with veterans from Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick, sixteen students from St John’s School, Bishop Auckland as well as brothers-in-arms, each person designed and created their own glass postcard, each having personal significance, telling a poignant story. The crosses were on display in Durham Cathedral as part of the Festival of Remembrance Concert, a fundraising concert in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Postcard Project

Weavers’ Court
Last year Sue was invited by Karbon Homes to work with them again with their latest new homes at Weavers’ Court Extra Care development, Alnwick, Northumberland. Officially opened by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland last month. she worked with a very enthusiastic group in Weavers’ Court as well as a visit to make the central cast panel in her studio.

Weavers Court, Alnwick


Spring Open Studios 2018
Weekend of 17th & 18th March
10am – 5pm, each day

Late Shows 2018
Friday 18th May 7-11pm
The Ouseburn Area is only open on Friday night. On Saturday night all of Newcastle will be opening too.
The studio will not be opening on Saturday evening.

Heritage Open Days 2018
Thursday 6th @ 2pm
Saturday 8th @ 2pm

Ouseburn Open Studios 2018
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November
10am – 5pm, each day

ArtWorks Fellowship Recipient 2016
Artists Effie Burns and Sue Woolhouse have spent the last year taking part in the ArtWorks Fellowship, a national project overseen by Barbican and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. ArtWorks is a scheme supporting artists who work directly with the public sharing their skills and inspiring creativity. Effie Burns and Sue Woolhouse both do a great deal of work at National Glass Centre supporting our learning programme and encouraging people of all ages and abilities to work with glass. The Fellowship has provided both artists with opportunities to develop their own skills, which will in turn, feed through into the workshops they offer.