Bio: Maria McClafferty

Born and educated in Warsaw, Poland, Maria studied art at Warsaw University, Poland and Rajasthan, India.  Beginning as a painter printmaker she exhibited her work world wide. An example of her early work is on permanent display at Museum Narodowe in Warsaw.

In 1981 decorative glass became her medium with permanent pieces installed internationally. In the UK works in public buildings include: The Rose Window at Alexandra Palace, panels in the Great Hall, Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, bronze and glass for the Egyptian Hall at Harrods (now with English Heritage Preservation Order) and the fused glass and bronze sculpted lamps and Pharaoh heads in the escalator hall at Harrods. She designed and made stained glass wall at Linford-Bridgeman Museum in Lichfield and large sand blasted panels for Princess Square (Glasgow) and Monument Mall (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) shopping centers.

In 2000 Maria moved to Grenada, West Indies where she set up her glass studio.  She has completed many public and private commissions including a large stained glass window for the Catholic Cathedral in St George’s and a church in St David’s. Unfortunately most of her work was destroyed in the devastating hurricane of 2004

In 2006 Maria was selected to participate in The 8th Changchun China International Sculpture Symposium representing Grenada. Her bronze sculpture “The Spirit of the Island” is permanently displayed in Changchun World Sculpture Park.

From 2007 – 20012 she worked on large scale private and public glass commissions including a series of fused glass panels for one of Grenada’s major hotels, La Source.

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