I was so pleased to be asked to make these very special awards for a group of gymnasts heading to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games 2018 as part of Team Scotland. I was commissioned by Scottish Gymnastics to design and make 14 awards to present to their 10 top gymnasts and their coaches/ and manager.
The design was based on their logo of a thistle but at the same time I wanted it to represent an abstract form of a gymnast. The fused glass colours were chosen to represent the colours of Team Scotland logo and the colours of the gymnasts team kit colours.
I decided within my overall design to represent all 14 awards as one big team therefore the 10 gymnasts awards link together to make one big outer circle with the 3 coaches and team manger awards in a smaller inner circle. The final effect is stunning and embraces the whole team.
As a Scottish artist working with Scottish hardwoods I was so proud to make these for some of Team Scotland, It was an amazing project to work on.
Team Scotland Awards 2018