Glass artist explores Surface Details at mill


Surface Details is an exhibition of wall art, sculptures, sketches and photos that explore the overlooked details, textures and patterns found on the walls of Banks Mill in Bridge Street, Derby.

Contemporary glass artist, Stevie Davies, will be showcasing a new series of works, created in her studio at Banks Mill.  The exhibition has been developed from a series of photos which have been translated into mixed media artworks, primarily made using fused glass techniques and metals.

Banks Mill Studios, on the corner of Bridge Street and Brook Street is a Victorian building and was formerly a rope and tarpaulin factory, owned by the Banks family.

In 1999 the University of Derby, with the help of external funding converted it into artists’ studios.  Today Banks Mill have a flourishing community of over 70 artists, designers and makers who work throughout Derbyshire, both as residents and affiliate members.

Stevie moved into Banks Mill a little under a year ago taking the step from working from home to a full time studio. Not only does she make contemporary glass jewellery, sculptures and wall art in her studio but she also offers workshops too.

Stevie comments about her exhibition: “I like to find the beauty in the smallest of details, most passing by wouldn’t even give them a second look but I can’t help but be fascinated by the textures and colours of a rusty nail in the mortar or a set of drilled holes in a stone slab”.

Stevie’s exhibition will run until April 29 and will be open to the public 10am-3pm by telephoning 01332 594170 to book a viewing time.

Stevie will be on hand on April 24 from 2-5pm with a Meet the Maker event, where she will be around  to talk about her work and chat about the exhibition.