I was asked by my sponsors of my Zillion lion (Zenith International) made in 2010, if I would decorate an egg for the Bath Egg Hunt. It is to celebrate The Egg Theatre’s 10th Anniversary. This isn’t paid work but it is small (about 12 inches high) and gives me a chance to experiment and perhaps do something I wouldn’t normally do! Also I am getting the opportunity to exhibit my egg in Bath Abbey!
I had several ideas but came up with this one eventually.
I just wanted to do feathers, (get close to the bird!)
A curtain of feathers.
I had to have the number 10 incorporated so I thought it a pretty perfect design really, it had everything I wanted and everything they wanted.
Ta Da…here it is…
It is also important that it is just feathers on the other side as it will be auctioned in a few weeks and some people might just like the feathers and not the number! Unless you are celebrating your 10th birthday or your 10th wedding anniversary or were a member of Parliament or something why would you want a number 10?
If you remember the commission I completed recently “Flight From the Waves of Solway” you will have read about how I made the birds iridescent white by mixing pale tones of white smalti glass, so I attempted this in the feathers using vitreous glass tile, however this time I think the tones were a little too strong to be completely successful.
I imagined the feathers were those of a swan, the coppers and browns underneath a suggestion of a nest , and a line of turquoise and blue and copper fleck at the base to suggest water.
Bath Egg Hunt – Question and Answer Game
The egg hunt in Bath continues until 11th April. There is a question and answer game around the city for the children as they find 25 eggs in hidden places. The question for the name of my egg is “What happens after a great performance?”
If you know the answer and can name my egg, leave a comment below (you can’t play this if you receive my newsletter as you will already know the answer! )
HAPPY EASTER 😉