Back in November 2012 I was invited to design a piece of public art to celebrate 200 years of trading on the Bath Road, Cheltenham
I can remember feeling daunted by the enamel coated panels waiting to have the design scratched into it.
Thanks to Hy-Tech Enamellers, www.hytechenamellers.co.uk
Rachel and I were able to work in the factory while Agas and baths were being enamelled around us.
We learnt so much from John White about the industrial enamel process.
The excitement of watching the panels being fired
But today was the day the Bath Road panels were unveiled to the world.
I got the chance to meet again those who helped the project succeed, Viv from Hy-Tech cheerfully kept us all organised.
John who allowed us into his factory to make the work.
Brian lent me lots of precious material which makes the panels detailed and fascinating.
Niki, who got me involved with the project in the first place.
A real Ta Dah moment as Martin Horwood MP unveiled the work.
At last this work is on the wall of the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham.
It has been an exciting journey, researching into the local history of this interesting road. There are so many people to thank for helping me and Rachel achieve this project. Thankyou Cheltenham Connect whose initial idea it was to commission a piece of public art.