Making 'New Dawn'

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Mary Branson worked with a team of artists, craftspeople, engineers and technicians to realise her vision for 'New Dawn'. Over the course of a year, these specialists helped turn the artist’s concept into a reality.


To create the glass scrolls that are so central to 'New Dawn', Branson enlisted the skills of leading studio glass artist Adam Aaronson. Of varying sizes, all 168 unique glass discs were hand-blown and carefully ‘spun’ to flatten them. To produce the scroll pattern, Aaronson applied powdered glass colours and silver leaf to the molten glass at specific points in the process.

pc_Mary_adam_460px Mary Branson and Adam Aaronson (Photo: Mat Clark)

glass_equipment_460px Glass-blowing tools (Photo: Mat Clark)