Location: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, UK Client: Cheshire County Council Exterior Glazing: Stained Glass with surface treatments set into 4 double glazed windows – H 1.50m X W 0.85m Title: Geological Forms Historical Background: Tegg’s Nose was a major quarrying site from 1500 to 1955. Earth formations 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous Age, resulted in the folding and faulting of the rocks. The rock quarried at Tegg’s Nose is pink-purple coloured sandstone locally known as ‘millstone grit’, of very durable quality. Design Content: The geological faulting and abrupt fracturing are represented by the irregular graphic black ‘lines to accentuate the feeling of movement within the overall design. The horizontal bands capture the effect of different geological strata, whilst gently evoking landscape forms. The angular rocky shapes symbolise the quartzite patterns of the ‘Millstone Grit’ sandstone. Colour Scheme: Subtle colours maximise natural light into the visitor centre . Pink & Purple/grey Sandstone Green Land mass, flora & fauna Blue Cheshire Rivers Bolin & Dane Yellow Sun weaving a touch of warmth Clear glass - links the stained glass with the remaining plain glazed windows. Glass Selected: ‘Antique’ glass – the majority of the glass is hand made/mouth blow. The glass displays a range of tonal colours, irregular patterns and thicknesses. The glass selected for Tegg’s Nose is very restraint in colour but high in textural quality, which allows maximum natural light into the visitor centre. The mixture of plain and textured glass provides a sense of movement to the overall design. The clear areas act as a link with the plain glazing that surrounds the stained glass windows. The unique colours and textural qualities of the glass, when combined with the varying levels of day light and seasonal changes - create an array of beautiful kinetic effects.