Shelter in the Rain


Shelter in the Rain was an imaginative, immersive experience for folk in Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre.  A fantastical, make believe storm hand crafted from molten glass and freehand stencilled paper, it aimed to bring the outside inside, offering a quiet space to reflect and let the creative mind wander. An open invitation to forget the umbrellas and instead take shelter in the rain.


The paper clouds were hand cut by myself, and the glass raindrops were created by Nicky Archer, a sculptor who works in metal and glass. Participants were given the chance to select a raindrop from the many colours and hues and place it amongst the clouds, making a community built storm. A speaker was hidden amongst the canopy, playing the soothing sounds of rainfall, thunder and birdsong. 


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