Supreme Court, Westminster London
SAPER GLASS, 2009
Working alongside Andrew Moor, (a British Glass Consultant), artist Betina Furnee and calligrapher Richard Kindersley, Mark was commissioned to manufacture a range of glass panels for the new Supreme Court in Parliament Square, London. The entrance screen was an impressive 16 metre wall of glass with handcut text deep sandblasted and acid polished to brighten the effect.
Mark also interpreted an image of King Henry III’s Magna Carta 1225 Manuscript to create glass entrance doors to the library. He combined sandblasting and kiln form glass techniques to recreate this historic manuscript. The third section, designed by calligrapher Richard Kindersley, is in a beautiful classical style. Mark transferred this to glass using a scalpel to hand cut the text.
Finally, Court Room Two features a sandblasted quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, “Justice cannot be for one side alone, it must be for both”. Mark used this quote to partially obscure the court, creating a subtle design which he then sandblasted onto bespoke curved decorative glass panels.