The National Glass Centre
Just a couple of minutes drive from South Shields to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland where the traditional craft of glass blowing is still practised (something which my younger brother used to do.)You will not the corrugated iron used as a shield to protect the craftsman from the heat of the furnace.
Appropriately South Shields was once renowned for it’s glassworks, and was noted for glassmaking as far back as the 17th century and by 1845 the town was producing more plate glass than anywhere else in England.
I have used a Photoshop action to produce this spiral notebook effect.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 55mm lens, 1/60 second, f5.6, iso 800