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‘Literary Bird’ Sculpture for Library Garden

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by admin

The Library Garden is to get a ‘literary bird’ sculpture as part of the It’s a Birdie! project, currently being organised by Fylde DFAS (Decorative & Fine Arts Society). Nearly 80 birdies were created at the St Annes Library workshops, held in May. All ages took part, ranging from toddlers to grandparents. Working together with DFAS, artist Patrica Lee took away all the ideas behind these 80 birds, in order to decide on a winning design that would be the basis of her sculpture for the library garden.


The winning bird is ‘Birdsworth’, a literary bird, which will now be transformed into a beautiful mosaic and fused glass permanent piece of art. Patricia has given him a bit of a Wordsworth look with the hair and collar! He has a host of golden daffodils on his breast – individually made from fused glass. His beak is golden and his wings are red and gold; his back and head are a sky blue. Well known quotes from books will be incorporated on the wings, encapsulated in yellow fused glass.

Fused glass daffodils

Birdsworth will be unveiled at our Garden Party on 21 July 2012.

The 80 perspex birdies will be used to decorate shops, hotels and restaurants in St Annes during the Open Golf Championship. They can all be viewed on the It’s A Birdie! web site at