Dalmally Railway Station has incorporated modern glass techniques with a twist of Victorian.
Charlott Rodgers glass artist worked with Liz and Graham on an innovative idea .It took a lot of time from consultancy to completion and we have now installed this exciting new work. The remit was to soften the platforms automated lights from being too bright through the fanlights on the platforms rooms which are each a separate accommodation for visitors.
The finished result is outstanding and a real art feature for the area. The results have well exceeded our expectations. Charlott’s design has incorporated the Victorian canopy metal structure through silk screening techniques – the glass is then fired in a large kiln and cooled. The second layer of printing considered both Liz and Grahams work .The botanical plants Liz uses in her dye and printing work was encapsulated in the glass by screen printing living material grown at Dalmally Railway Station. Grahams work with the sheep he farms is incorporated through spun wool and curly local fleece locks. Colour was added to each panel to compliment the beautiful window and light dressings by textile artist Gina Lillycrop Designs.
Without the expert help of Graham to install safely the artwork none of this would have been possible . A big sigh of relief was exhaled when each panel was safely secured.
Liz and Graham got a lovely surprise when Charlott revealed she had one more panel she had made specially for Graham- at the planning stage Graham had mentioned the symbolism of the Raven of Lunga and how it was special to him but it was not working with the overall design . Charlott worked the magic that is her creative genius and made a 5 window on The Dukes Room to incorporate the raven but tied into the overall design.
Just amazing .Thank you Charlott.
Dalmally Railway Station is a listed Victorian building ,they have always sought to restore this beautiful building in a sympathetic way . In this excellent collaboration they have all achieved this aim .