Commission for Bolton Hospital Pharmacy

This commission, opened in 1998 at Bolton Hospital, was made by Start’s mosaic studio .

The Pharmacy team approached Start as they felt that their newly built structure in the Hospital foyer was looking somewhat bland.

After consultation with the team a large Pharmacy sign and four mosaic panels with the theme of a Victorian apothecary were created.

Three Start students with excellent technical skills worked alongside Start’s mosaic artist Rachel Cooke on the project which incorporated some unusual materials: Victorian glass bottles, individually cast ceramic pieces and glass nuggets, pieces of chain and gold leaf tiles, together with traditional mosaic materials.

Some of the panels created for this commission can be seen in the Mosaics Studio Gallery .

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