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Celebrating Success

Art Window Project

 

Sarah Luke worked with Kibworth Primary School this summer on a Glass Art Windows project.

 

I have been working with glass as a medium for four years but this was my largest commission with regard to the amount of glass and the number of people involved.

 

The brief was to produce 24 glass panels to be attached to the windows in the school’s foyer.

 

Each panel had to represent the 12 school values. Therefore we produced each value twice to make up 24 panels.

The children took part in a competition to design a window based upon one of the school values. I had to choose 24 winning entries from 500+ excellent designs. Based upon the criteria of originality, colour and how well the design would transfer from paint to glass, I finally selected the winners.

 

Throughout six afternoons in June, I guided groups of 12 pupils at a time in the production of the panels.

 

There is real artistic talent at the school, but what impressed me most was the enthusiasm and impeccable behaviour of the children.

The glass panels were taken away and each piece needed between 16 and 22 hours in the kiln dependent upon the depth of the piece. Then they were returned to the school and installed.

 

At the grand unveiling on Wednesday 11 July, the entire school were able to look at the windows with admiration. My three granddaughters attend Kibworth Primary School and all were involved in the project in some way, I am incredibly proud of the finished results, it is definitely the best thing I have done in my career as a glass artist.”

 

 

Issue 404
September 2018


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