On Saturday 15th January we held three free hands-on workshops in a local community hall, to give people who signed up in advance a chance to meet our glass artists, talk about their suggestions and ideas for the Windows of Today, and get to try out some of the techniques involved in making stained glass,
The designs created on the day will be fired by Alec in his studio, and later returned to the participants - meaning they all get a permanent souvenir of their involvement with the project.
As a special bonus, and thank you to those that attended despite the horrible weather on the day, participants that filled in a feedback form got to choose a item to take away from a huge Christmas Goody Hamper, which had been generously donated to the Trust by our contractors, Graham Construction.
Other workshops, talks and discussions have already been held with other community groups, including two different primary school classes (P6 and P7), 6th year pupils at a local High School, a carers group, a women's group, a writer's group, and youth group leaders. All of these have helped bring their own unique perspectives, ideas and suggestions to what should be featured in the new windows.
It's not too late to have your say - you can download our suggestion form here - but please get it back to us by January 31st at the latest!