St Patrick's' Primary School Port Fairy - The Living Ocean
- This was Michelle's first major project as a Visiting Artist in a school setting back in 2009. It was a huge project that included all of the approx. 165 students at the school and their teachers. Michelle facilitated the creation of Six 40 x 60 cm glass mosaic panels that now adorn the front foyer of the school. The theme "The Living Ocean" was inspired by the schools proximity to the local beach. Each student was provided with a pre-cut piece of clear glass and a map of the ocean floor as a colour guide. They then used glass tessellate to create their own individual design including a sea creature. Once the cut glass tessellate was temporarily glued in place the panels were carried back to the artist studio to be fuse fired in the kilns. The individual pieces were then arranged jigsaw style and fuse fired to create the finished panels.