Working with master glass maker David Esler we have created two windows with community groups.
The process involved a series of consultation with individuals and groups, a range of facilitated discussion and workshops to explore and design their creation, and a number of sessions in the glass studio to paint, fire and assemble the windows
The Sendler Window
The Sendler window was created for the UK commemorative ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 and exhibited at the Guildhall in London and is currently with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the British Embassy in Dublin. Former members of the British Armed Services, along with former police officers and nurses, explored the fragility of memories and the resilience of communities by creating a tribute Irena Sendlerowa who rescued 2000 children from the Warsaw Ghetto.
To see the PDF file of the Sendler Window project click here!
The Dalaradia Window
The Dalaradia window was created by men who were formerly connected to a loyalist paramilitary group. The men explored aspects of their identity within the context of the islands of Britain and Ireland, and as they undertook a transition to a more peaceful and shared future.
Over several weeks they looked at the poetry and local history they were connected to and invited President Michael D. Higgins to view the window on its completion, welcoming him in Irish. The window is currently exhibited at the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Belfast.
To see the PDF file of the Dalaradia Window project click here!