Glass craftwork on display
Colourful glass craftwork created by stroke patients is on display at the stroke rehabilitation unit at Perth Royal Infirmary.
Artist Rachel Bower has been working with inpatients at the unit for the past four months, introducing participants to working with fused glass and tailoring the process to suit their abilities and interests.
Participants in the programme received one-toone tuition and also had the opportunity to join in weekend group sessions which allowed them to work together in a social atmosphere.
Work produced by the group is now on display, including jewellery, bowls, plaques and even some clocks.
The work was created as part of the annual ST/ART art programme, an engagement project for stroke participants delivered across Tayside.
The project is run by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust in association with NHS Tayside.
Chris Kelly, the ST/ART project coordinator, said: “It is very satisfying to see the results of a successful programme and to see a new group of participants discover that being creative can contribute to their rehabilitation and be good for their health and wellbeing.”
Ms Bower added: “It has been a new experience for me to be working in the hospital setting and it has been great to engage with patients in such a positive way. I had time with participants to develop their interest.”