This fused glass mosaic design uses recycled glass cabochons, hand made in Shelagh’s studio from various bottles and jars. Featuring patterns and colours reminiscent of the landscape that hares inhabit, the use of recycled materials reminds us of the importance of being environmentally conscious in order to protect our wildlife.

Shelagh Swanson is a painter and glassmaker who was brought up on her family farm in Caithness, where a connection to the land was established early on. She was often found scavenging the farm for materials to collage, taking photographs of the incredible skies or sitting drawing the animals and farm buildings in her sketchbook. Little has really changed, although she now makes her living from these endeavours!

Shelagh graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 2004 with a BA(Hons) Fine Art/Painting, however she has continued to work within a range of mediums, including glass, photography, collage and construction. After a couple of spells in Aberdeen where she became an established artist, she moved back to rural Caithness in 2020. She is passionate about working within a community context, and has completed several participatory projects, residencies and teaching posts, both in the UK and internationally.

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The Big Hop Trail sees hare sculptures designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists. After the event, the large hare sculptures will be sold at a charitable auction, with the net proceeds raised for Clan Cancer Support.

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