Cysgod y Coed – glass commission installed


Rachel Phillips and I have just installed our glass commission in the Family Housing Association sheltered housing and health care development in Crymych, Pembrokeshire.

The inspiration for the work came from a desire to bring the landscape of Pembrokeshire in to the building and to introduce artwork by local people to personalize the space. We decided on a theme based on tree and plant shapes, and designed the piece to change with the light throughout the day and provide interest and stimulation for staff, visitors and residents.


I ran a workshop with pupils at Ysgol y Frenni, Crymych. The children made drawings from the environment around the school and made leaf and fern print from material gathered locally. Rachel and I then made their own drawings and studies and directly incorporated the children’s fern prints into the design, which was sandblasted on two layers and incorporated into eight double glazed units.


We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to a creative contribution to such a fantastic new facility in our community. crymych2


One thought on “Cysgod y Coed – glass commission installed

  1. Really great to see your latest venture with Rachel. What a super idea and a lovely piece of community art work for all to enjoy. Love it!

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