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Evil Pleasures

No secret here: among our Evil Pleasures, Dan and I count single malt whiskies in the Top Ten, just slightly below kiln-glass, Scotland and our cat Annie.

So, no surprise that I was hugely excited a few months ago when a Google Alert took me to the blog of a major Scottish artist making a window for a Highland distillery, using Bullseye frits.

I contacted Mr Clark – ahhhh the miracles of the Internet – and he was kind enough to give me further information on the project and to promise updates.

Today I received an image of the finished window installed.

As the distillery is just a few miles down the road from our Scottish home, it’s a certainty that Dan and I will be stopping by in the future to replenish our whisky cabinet and to gaze fondly at all those Tested Compatible ambers that, when mixed by a color master like Clark, can so beautifully replicate the yummy tones of the various glorious single malts.

And just in case the window looks petite installed in the distillery, here’s a process shot of the design at full scale.

Congratulations on a brilliant job by the artist. Website here.

And another process shot of the kiln work.

Kudos to the German studio that he worked with on the project, the ever-brilliant Derix. Website here.

And finally, to our neighbors in Tain in the Scottish Highlands. Learn more here: Slàinte!

9 Responses to Evil Pleasures

  1. Extraordinary work. I wish I had that kind of patience. It almost looks carved.

  2. Lani says:

    It IS carved. The patterning is bas relief (plaster over rigidized fiberboard, I think).

  3. He’s a lovely person, as well! I met him briefly at North Lands- he came by to check out the facilities and explain his process…

  4. Lani says:

    Carrie, I didn’t realize he’d actually made the trip north yet. Thnx for the info.

  5. Hmmm. That is gorgeous glass, and Mr. Clark’s process lends itself to all kinds of ideas.

    (Plus, your opening shot looks like the only distillery in Taos–I love those Willy-Wonka-on-a-bender colors)

  6. Lovely story, gorgeous work. What was the name of the scotch you told me about, that you like better than Laphroaig?

  7. Lani says:

    Diane, Ardbeg Uigeadail. Yummy.

  8. Christine says:

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  9. A combination of great glass and great scotch has drawn lots of excitement!

    Thanks for mentioning this brand of single malt whiskey (and showing us the work of the talented Mr Clark). I know someone who is very dear to my heart and close to home who will appreciate a bottle for Christmas (And it’s not me!).

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