Glass Sculpture

Specially commissioned sculpture inspired by Kirkcudbright's light and coastal heritage
 Venue 1:  Mezzanine level, Kirkcudbright Galleries
5-14 Oct 10am-5pm (Sundays 12pm-5pm)

FREE EVENT

Specially commissioned sculpture created by Swedish born glassmaker, Elin Isaksson, inspired by the ideas of the children of Kirkcudbright Primary School. See the coastal heritage of Kirkcudbright brought to light and life in this colourful glass sculpture.

Towards the end of last year, and earlier this year, Elin spent several sessions with P6 at Kirkcudbright Primary School, discussing possible ideas and themes for a glass sculpture to celebrate Kirkcudbright’s Festival of Light.  The sculpture will be on display throughout the festival and until Sunday 28th October.

Scallop and mussel shell shapes, formed in glass using the sandcasting method, create the finished form of the sculpture. The colour of Galloway’s vivid sunsets has been incorporated, as well as an intense blue for the mussel shell shapes.

A film accompanies the display, with Elin discussing her work and showing how the components of the sculpture were created. Comments from the school children themselves are also included. The film gives visitors to the exhibition an insight into the planning and preparation around the creation of the finished sculpture.