This project was the result of a commission from someone in a village in North Yorkshire who wished to name their cottage Ibis, after the famous Egyptian species of this bird. I was given complete freedom of approach, so I decided to use stained glass instead of mosaic, as the colour choices were better suited to the subject. I was shown the modern architectural background of rough wood vertical planks, which gave me the idea for the best size for the name plaque. The plaque was delivered in September 2009 and has, apparently, been much appreciated.
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Last summer Seahorses Art Studio was asked by the Freshwater Bay
Residents Association if it could help facilitate and organise a mosaic
triptych to be created by members of the Association members at Seahorses.
Once the design was agreed upon and all the materials ordered, lessons in
glass and mosaic cutting were given to all participants who then started.
The theme was
mackerel chase which gave lots of scope for an
individual approach for all participants.
If one looks closely, it is possible to see that each mackerel is different! The project is an expression of what is possible when a group of people get together to make a difference to our environment.