The new Alastair Pilkington Studio was opened in July 2002 by H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The well equipped state-of-the-art studio has a general & mould area, hot shop, a kiln room, a sand-blasting room, air powered grinding tools, a lamp-working station which can be adapted to suit specific needs and a cold working and finishing shop.
The storeroom is suitable for sand-cast or other preparatory work. There is a fully equipped kitchen, which also serves as a seminar room. A small walled garden is ideal for al fresco activities or installations.
A small display of impressive glass objects from the collection, donated by students, resident artists and masters, is exhibited in the entrance lobby.
Facilities are designed to be user friendly for people with limited mobility.
Studio facilities can be hired on a space and equipment basis, see each area for details.