Alfred’s Orchard Hare

Sarah Davis-Alfred Orchard Hare

About the Hare

My grandfather, Alfred, was a farmer in Gloucestershire in the early decades of the twentieth century. Sadly Alfred died many years before I was born, so all I know about him comes from my Mother’s childhood memories. She’s told me how her father kept Gloucester Old Spot pigs under the trees and the apples from the orchard were collected for cider making.  My design for Alfred’s Orchard hare attempts to capture the joy of Alfred sharing his orchard with the ...
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My grandfather, Alfred, was a farmer in Gloucestershire in the early decades of the twentieth century. Sadly Alfred died many years before I was born, so all I know about him comes from my Mother’s childhood memories. She’s told me how her father kept Gloucester Old Spot pigs under the trees and the apples from the orchard were collected for cider making.  My design for Alfred’s Orchard hare attempts to capture the joy of Alfred sharing his orchard with the grandchildren and great grandchildren who he never met. It’s a poignant story, but I hope that Alfred’s Orchard hare will also bring happiness. Alfred is pictured up his ladder, putting the finishing touches to the hare’s apple necklace while the children play and enjoy the orchard below. 

 

Artist

Sarah Davis

Artist Biography

Artist Biography: Sarah Davis is a stained glass artist, living and working in the beautiful Berkeley Vale which lies next to the Cotswold edge in the south of Gloucestershire. After working in industry and education for many years she retrained in glass techniques at Bristol School of Art. Sarah now designs and makes ...
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Artist Biography: Sarah Davis is a stained glass artist, living and working in the beautiful Berkeley Vale which lies next to the Cotswold edge in the south of Gloucestershire. After working in industry and education for many years she retrained in glass techniques at Bristol School of Art. Sarah now designs and makes stained glass panels, windows and hangings, gaining inspiration from the natural world. She specialises in painting on glass, to produce intricate designs which enhance the vibrant colours of the material. Her themes include natural scenes and creatures, often based on the local environment. Sarah painted ‘Rosie’ the leveret for the 2016 trail, showing many different varieties of antique roses on the hare’s body. For further information about Sarah’s work see her website: www.sarahdavisglass.co.uk or follow her on social media @sarahdavisglass 

Sponsor

Charles Martell & Son Ltd