Thursday, 7 August 2014

WW1 Centenary - Tatton Park commemorative flame

The 4th August 2014 marked the centenary of the start of WW1. 900,000 British lives were lost in a war that lasted over 4 years. Let us never forget the great sacrifice of those who lost their lives so that we could live in freedom.

To mark the centenary, Alx Creations was commissioned to create a commemorative flame for Tatton Park, Cheshire. The unveiling was accompanied by an ceremony attended local dignitaries. The flame will remain lit until the 11th November 2018, Armistice Day.   

Let it stand as a reminder to us all of the atrocities of war and of all the lives lost in conflict worldwide both then and today. 

They shall grow not old,    
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We will remember them

  For the Fallen’ Laurence Binyon 1914  

More information about the centenary project is available at Cheshire East Reflects

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Commemorative flame for Tatton Park

Alx Creations is currently working with Cheshire East Reflects to produce a a commemorative flame for Tatton Park in remembrance of the brave men and women of Cheshire East who gave their lives in the Great War. Cheshire East reflects is a four year long programme run by Cheshire East Council to commemorate the centenary or the First World War. The commemorative flame will stand outside the Mansion at Tatton Park for the duration of the project and will be lit daily from 4th August 2014 until 4th August 2018. After this the piece will then be moved inside. 

The piece will allow visitors to Tatton Park and the flame to gain a glimpse into the lives of the local people during the First World War. The surround will be created from kiln formed glass with a cast concrete base. The glass will be formed to include the imprints of images of Cheshire East during WW1 and words will be sandblasted into the glass in commemoration of the great men of East Cheshire who gave their lives to protect us. The flame represents an eternal memory. We owe a debt of gratitude to those men and women of the Great War. Seeing the flame through glass represents how we today picture the war, with slightly blurred vision; time and memory may distort the images but those images will never be extinguished from our hearts and minds. Visitors can view the flame litterally ‘through’ the words and pictures of those who were there. 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Children's workshops

Family Fused Glass Workshops

Alx Creations will be running three family friendly fused glass workshop sessions on Tuesday 27th May. Don't miss the opportunity to do something different this half term. 

Spaces are strictly limited to 6 participants per session. Classes are open to everyone age 6+ (all children must be supervised). 

Session 1: 12:30 - 1:30 Make your own fused glass tile art £17
Session 2: 1:45 - 3:00 Make your own monster £23
Session 3: 3:15 - 4:15 Make your own fused glass tile art £17

Classes will be held at Slaithwaite community centre in the small hall.

For more information and to book your place please email me at: or call: 07789503729.

Fringe Arts Bath

Alx Creations will be exhibiting at Fringe Arts Bath festival from 23rd May - 8th June 2014 

Building Volumes Exhibition

'A journey through architecture' 

This collection focuses on looking at historic architecture from new perspectives. Each piece looks through the window of one building, using it as a looking glass into the history of the next. 

The Age of Information

'This is our story'

These pieces of work are created from the historical narrative contained within the book, preserving it for all to see whilst at the same time, deconstructing the book and representing its message in a differnet medium. Each book contains the story of two people and their memories reflected in a split second image. 

Historic landscapes

I have recently been studying historic landscapes and their importance. Many historic landscapes have been lost over time and it is important to preserve what we have left. These works encapsulate some of these images in glass.

Monday, 7 April 2014

View - Lawrence Batley Theatre

Monday 7th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014
Lawrence Batley Theatre

As part of the View exhibition at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, a large selection of 'The Mills' work will be on display at Queenies coffee shop.

The Mills - bowl collection

The Mills collection solidifies the memories and history that lie within the mills of Huddersfield and the surrounding area, in individual works of art. Many of the mills will have been the centre of multiple generations. As time passes and most of these beautiful buildings lay empty, dereliction begins to take over and a large number of the mills are demolished. With them go a lifetime of stories and the memories we hold are all that remain. The Mills collection aims to encourage people to share these memories so that the artwork may tell a story for generations to come.

The Mills, bowl collection is a new way to bring history into your home.