Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Stunning Windows

Over a twelve-week period, Year 10 BTEC students from the school I work at, The Ockendon Academy. Worked with artist in residence, Caroline Weidman, a stained glass window specialist with a studio at Barleylands in Basildon, Essex. They designed and made 6 stunning glass windows to be a permanent display within the schools Mathematics department.


They were installed during our Half Term break the first week of June however one did twist a little and had to be repaired before returning to be with the others. Each student has now received a scroll detailing their achievement in the project and they were unveiled to the public this Tuesday 26th June as part of an Art & Technology exhibition set up within the school.

I also received a scroll from the project as I worked very closely with the students in getting them leaded up and ready for soldering/cementing. As far as we are aware nothing like this has been done within a school where the students actually made the panels themselves. Usually the students produce the designs and then somebody else makes them. They have worked so well that I wanted to share them with you too. Hopefully I will be able to get some nice close up images of them individually too so you can see them all as they are.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...