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Gallery - Roadside sculpture in stainless steel


It is easy to see how this roadside sculpture gained the nickname 'The Guinness Glass'!
It is easy to see how this roadside sculpture gained the nickname 'The Guinness Glass'!
This contemporary sculpture in rolled and electro-polished stainless steel was inspired by a piece of civic jewellery commissioned in 2003 to mark the opening of the Hub - The National Centre for Craft Design and Research - in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
 
The motifs cut out of the steel reflect what pupils from Kesteven and Sleaford High schools felt what was distinctive and special about the district of North Kesteven - hence the references to horticulture, agriculture and wildlife. The Guinness Glass (so called because of its distinctive shape) was designed by artsNK and produced by Anwick Forge. It is the first of a series similar pieces planned as gateway features around the district.