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Stourbridge ‘Lion Health Medical Centre’ Art Commissions

The Ruskin Glass Centre has been commissioned by Stourbridge Worcester Street Practise to co-ordinate and make Artworks for the new Stourbridge ‘Lion Health Medical Centre’.  These prestigious commissions are part of a redevelopment building project which started in 2012, of the Grade II listed Georgian Iron Foundry into a modern state-of-the-art health centre for Stourbridge.

The historic Foster & Rastric Co. Foundry is the birthplace of the ‘Stourbridge Lion Steam Locomotive’; the first locomotive to run on tracks in United States of America, Pennsylvania in 1829.

Transparent Glass Studio will take a leading role in directing the Art Commissions Project, working alongside other Artists and craftspeople at the Ruskin Glass Centre.   The commissioned Artworks will draw inspiration from the industrial heritage of the area, the rich historic connection with the glass industry and the history of the Foster & Rastric foundry.

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Primary School Art Week

We have been working with Spring Vale Primary School as part of their ‘Art Week’. The idea is to create a stained glass window for their entrance, which will incorporate their school name and logo, surrounded by eight fused glass panels. The school located in Wolverhampton has over 250 pupils with 8 classes from nursery up to year 6.

The project began with each pupil drawing a 20cm square artwork inspired by nature.

As part of their ‘Art Week’, I spent an enjoyable day showing and demonstrating my glass making techniques. The pupils were keen, interested and asked lots of good questions. We worked with each class talking about their artworks and what they would like to see in their window.

These artworks were then taken back to the studio and one was chosen to represent each class. The chosen design will then be made using the fusing techniques, using outline enamel, frits and mosaic gems.

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