Drawing at the British Museum

I’m doing research and development for new work and as happy as a pig in muck drawing at the British Museum this weekend – I spent most of my time looking at the Sutton Hoo finds as well as 6th- 9th century Scandinavian artifacts – including a whalebone tablet and bird-motif’d brooches, pictured below. I’m able to do this thanks to a Continuing Professional Development grant from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers!  Watch this space for how it comes together!

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The Glass Beacon

I’ve been involved in a lot of work recently project managing and making a new architectural glass commission, the Glass Beacon,  for the home of the glass course in Alexandra Road, Swansea where I also lecture.  It’s been a hard task, with a lot of expectation- some I know  and some I am less aware of thankfully but, most of all I just wanted to help make a good thing for the glass college. It’s been a collaborative project and working with my colleagues has been great- so many talented and dedicated people.

The final piece of the jigsaw is the official opening next Friday on the 11th March, as part of a day conference. Details can be seen here: Glass Conference

I’m just looking forward to seeing the scaffolding come down and seeing it properly!

The Glass Beacon Design by the Glass Team
The Glass Beacon Design by the Glass Team