Art by Farnham’s first World Craft Town artist in residence Fiona Byrne has gone on display at the Craft Study Centre on Falkner Road.

The glass-blown art piece is called Things We Know and will be used as a permanent record of her residency in the town earlier this year. The art will be on display until Saturday, June 15.

The centre is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and the art can be seen in the shop area of the Crafts Study Centre.

To create the piece Fiona tasked local makers to make tools from everyday objects to use to make sketches.

Fiona translated the marks into glass and made a series of forms which reflect Farnham’s cultural heritage. The final piece is a creation of objects from different stages of the making process including marks and blown glass forms.

Fiona Byrne "things we can know" artwork
(Fiona Byrne)

Cllr Alan Earwaker said: “Having had the pleasure of meeting Fiona and following her residency, I am delighted to see the unveiling of her final piece of work.

“Her interpretation of Farnham’s craft ethos is fascinating, and I like that the collaboration between makers represents community, which is such an important aspect of our town.”

Farnham’s artist in residence initiative has been funded by Farnham South Street Trust. It is part of a five-year commitment to host residencies for makers from other World Craft towns and cities.

The piece will next be on show during October Craft Month at the James Hockey Gallery.