Earlier this week a lady from the Canberra Glassworks rang me to let me know that Audrey had won first prize in her age category (3-8). I was so pleased (and proud). The lady swore me to secrecy although it was tricky biting my lip when I really wanted to tell Audrey she had won.
A group of us, including Amy’s Dad, Ivor headed out to Canberra Glassworks a few days later. Ivor has been kindly looking after the kids during the school holidays.
There were a few formalities and the event was presided over by Andrew Barr, the recently appointed ACT Chief Minister. I introduced him to the kids as the “Boss of Canberra” – a title which made him laugh. He was a friendly guy.
Audrey’s presentation was at the end (which served to build the suspense) and it was so nice to see her face when her name was read out as the prize winner. The artist (Lisa Cahill) who made Audrey’s picture in glass was there and she was a really lovely lady (She has her own studio in Piallago).
The artwork had taken a whole day to make and then three days in the kiln, it really was a beautiful piece of art. It’s now going to be on display at the Glassworks for a few weeks and then Audrey gets to keep it. It’s really a lovely prize.
|Audrey with Chief Minister Andrew Barr|
|Audrey with artist Lisa Cahill (photo by Daniel Spellman)|
|Another one of Audrey and Lisa|
|Canberra Glassworks preparing for the event|