14 Sep 2016

Wednesday 14 September 2016

On Friday 2 September, support staff at King’s got to be students for a morning, and tried their hand at glass fusing in the King’s Technology workshop.

From designing tropical paradises, the King’s crest, through to abstract art pieces and cartoon characters, there was a clear buzz in the room as King’s support staff got creative with glass as an art medium.

Feedback from everyone involved was unanimous.

John Bean, Archivist at King’s College, says it was a good opportunity to try his hand at something new.

“The day was an enjoyable one – and it was pleasing to see all our support staff come together, do something many would not have tried their hand at before, and in turn, also get to know each other a bit better.”

Megan Brown, Technology Technician at King’s and Glass Artist, says the movement of glass when heated fascinates her.

“In offering to do this class, I wanted to pass on my passion for glass to my fellow work colleagues and inspire them and bring out their inner creative side,” she says.

“Since our class, several of the staff that attended, and some that missed out, wanted to do more - maybe the seed has been planted and we will have some more glass artists on staff!”

Headmaster Simon Lamb, who also took part in the exercise, says it’s important to ensure support staff get to experience what it’s like to learn at the College.

“It provided them with some insight into the capabilities of our technology block at King’s, and also, provided a break from their day-to-day routine,” he says.

“It was fantastic to see everyone get involved, and we hope to do more activities like this over the coming year for our staff.”