‘New Dawn’ at Teeling
Artist Bianca Divito has created a stained glass window, titled "New Dawn" for the Teeling Distillery in Dublin.
The two metre diameter, vibrant, back-lit window is a twist on the traditional, as a feature of the visitor centre.
"New Dawn" was inspired by numerous aspects of the Teeling tale; the phoenix which recalls resurrection from the whiskey fire of 1871, the maturation process of whiskey and the sense of movement of whiskey as it pours and fills. Several techniques were required to create the piece, including glass slumping, airbrushing glass enamels and traditional glass painting, before seven separate firings in a large glass kiln to achieve the final results.
Bianca Divito said:
"Working with Teeling Whiskey has been such a harmonious collaboration; much like me, they focus on their craft, rooted in tradition but doing things differently. As a glass artist with vast experience in conservation, I honed my trade working with pieces of historic importance, but now in my creative practice I bring vibrant contemporary flair to each work.
"This piece, ‘New Dawn’, embodies that - inspired by Teeling’s story, with the sense of movement evoking the splashes of whiskey being poured, and the layers of colour reminiscent of its layers of texture and character."