One of the projects we’ve been working on is a 1.8 meter x 1.2 meter fused glass icon. This is dedicated to Sister Irene McCormack of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Hart who was murdered in Peru. The project was based on a mosaic designed and crafted by Artist Rose Riley. The original design was reworked, re drawn and made by the team at PAG. Ian was selected to undertake this project because of his vast knowledge of fused glass, glazing standards and understanding of architectural art glass installation.
The artwork is located in the new gymnasium at Irene McCormack Catholic College in Butler Western Australia and was unveiled and blessed by the most reverend Donald Sproxton VG, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth in a ceremony. Some of the PAG team where at the unveiling and took part in the celebrations.
Three different glass companies materials where used in the project, Spectrum, Uroboros and Wismach 96 coe glass and all worked beautifully together. The fused glass is 10-12mm thick and laminated to a 4mm sheet of clear glass bringing it to Australian safety standards compliance. The finished thickness of the glass 20mm and weighs 100kg.
A great collaborative project with the Sisters of Saint Joseph’s, Rose Riley, the Architects and the school.
Read more about Sister Irene McCormack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_McCormack)