During a fabulous first exhibition for me at the Grierson Galleries’ Benenden Art Show 2019, a great connection was made with the lovely couple who run the Print Industry Solutions Awards – you just never know what comes from a conversation about your work!
Before we knew it, an idea for glass awards trophies was hatched. With the design now agreed and the summer holiday out of the way, I’m spending August working on this great commission. It’s so refreshing to work with people who see the value of artwork as the prize in itself, without it looking overtly like an award.
The result is that their theme for the awards evening this autumn, and my creative interpretation of that in glass, has been developed into a 14-piece art installation, that throughout the evening will be reduced one by one as each award is presented. Each award is a stand-alone piece of glass art, but together, they form a large installation – I am loving this collaboration!
Beverley Bunn, glassware artist in residence for Grierson Galleries at The Hive, 19 Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HF