In his design of six treatment rooms and a pool house for the spa at Beaverbrook Country Hotel’s Coach House, Brian Clarke created a total work of art, which includes mouth-blown stained glass, Venetian glass mosaic, drifts of handmade ceramic cornflowers and poppies, tile work, and his paintings. The spa is located on the grounds of Cherkley Court, and was the former home of press baron Lord Beaverbrook.
On the development of this project, in 2018 Clarke stated:
‘When they asked me to create an artistic environment for the spa at Beaverbrook the idea appealed to me greatly because I consciously seek through my art in buildings to uplift the soul – and the spa historically, since Roman times and before, has sought to do the same. I derive considerable pleasure from thinking that the combination of the environment and the treatments that people receive there take away the weight of contemporary life which is often so grim.’