Dry Run 2021

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Student exhibition: University of Sunderland

dry run poster 2021


Until 5 June 2021 (historic exhibition)

About Dry Run

The University of Sunderland’s stage 2 BA(Hons) students studying on the Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics course showcase their work in the annual exhibition of Dry Run. 

Over the course of its 22 years talented UK and International Artists, Designers and Makers have created a series of dynamic, expressive and influential pieces. The vast range of skills, techniques and processes show the determination, dedication and drive of each student. During these times of Covid – 19 students have had to adapt to an ever-changing world and have taken up the challenge with tremendous commitment. With our vast number of talented students there is a compelling range of pieces which are all truly unique, from colourful blown glass to expressive fired pots: the sheer number of ideas and themes show the diverse range of skills that each student has obtained while studying at the University of Sunderland. Traditional techniques are mixed with new innovative digital ones with many of our students exploring the wide range of opportunities that there is on offer. Each student is always growing and learning within their practice of glass and ceramics, finding inspiration from the simplest of ideas which then grow into energetic, striking and thoughtful pieces.

Each passionate student has not only made a range of stunning final pieces, but they have overcome struggles, accomplished adversities and grown not only in their skills as an artist, designer or maker but as a person.

To see behind the scenes, process photos and content check out our Instagram page @uos_glass_ceramics_dry_run


Cover image: Darren Whelan