▪Nathalie’s work in glass

One great piece of news is that a glass artwork, which was inspired by the Margaret Rope Exhibition (which took place in Shrewsbury in 2016), is soon to see the light of day.

Nathalie Hildegarde Liege, a stained-glass artist working in Shrewsbury, was commissioned to produce her piece at the time – and we are told that it is now finished and will be unveiled this summer (2019).
It is to be installed in Shrewsbury Museum.

Nathalie Hildegarde Liege in her studio
Nathalie Hildegarde Liege in her studio in 2018 with designs for her tribute window

The imagery of the stained-glass panel tribute will centre on the natural world.
Thus it will reflect a number of themes: Margaret Rope’s own marked interest in wildlife, both flora & fauna; the watery location of Shrewsbury (a town which is looped by a large river); and of course, Shrewsbury Museum’s own extensive collection of fossils & ancient rocks.

For Sale

To get an idea of what the finished piece might look like, we can look at a piece of Nathalie’s which is currently for sale by her.

Nathalie 'Seasons' x 2 Autumn Spring
Two panels, for sale, one depicting Spring-Summer, one Autumn-Winter

This double-piece called ‘Natural Seasons’ uses ‘earth’ colours; and the images are in Nathalie’s usual fragmentary style, though all the subjects in the piece are quite identifiable.
If the new work is anything like this one, the new work will be one of the most attractive pieces to be in the museum!

Incidentally, ‘Natural Seasons’ was inspired by thoughts from the children of St Winifred’s Catholic Primary School, where Nathalie did some of her regular workshops.
Contact Nathalie for details if you’re interested in buying the piece. (The panels have an H-shape outer-leading – which will fit more glass pieces if one wishes to install each panel in a larger leaded structure in an existing window frame).

Unveiling of tribute-panel ceremony

The date for the unveiling of the Tribute Window at Shrewsbury Museum is Friday August 16th. As usual for a new installation at the museum, there will be an official reception, so, if you think your name should be on the list, just contact the museum  and ask them if they would put you on the guest-list.

And, as is usual these days, we can all be kept up to date with the progress of the project by subscribing to an online diary.  Nathalie calls her online site the Marga And Collections Blog, and it has a Twitter hashtag too – #margaandcollections. It’s worth subscribing just to see the creative way the webpage is designed…

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Nathalie Hildegarde Liege – biography:
Nathalie works as an architectural glass designer and fine artist based in Shrewsbury. She established her ‘Couleurlive Studio’ between 1998 and 2000, having been awarded The Journeyman’s Award by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass.
Nathalie has completed commissions for public, domestic and sacred buildings, including stained glass windows for the X-Ray Department at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen.

She is a member of the BSMGP

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