This shows some of the funders, the makers, and some of the designers - the children from 4 to 17 years of age.
The pieces designed by the children and made in the studio are to be inserted into rough sawn planks about 75mm thick with the bark remaining on the ends. The pieces made will be inserted into apertures cut into the planks. These planks will be set up around the nursery playground to enhance and define the outdoor space for the children.
We brought the children into the studio to tell them something about glass, how it is put together and then heated in the kiln - as we had decided early on that kiln formed pieces would suit the designs developed by the children. We sent the children away with some samples of coloured glass to help maintain their interest and attention.
After several visits to bring their designs and see progress on some others, we began to seriously produce the 26 pieces required for the project.
One of the pieces in the final two images is repeated as there was a failure in the first firing of it.