A SOLIHULL artist has ‘bean’ busy creating a very special trophy this month.
At the same time that England and the Aussies have been battling it out in the Ashes, Richard Glover has been putting together his own version of the famous urn.
The two teams battle it out for the trophy every two years, in what is one of cricket’s most celebrated competitions, and it took Richard the equivalent of a test match to create his sculpture.
He spent five full days painstakingly gluing 250 coffee beans together after being commissioned by Costa Coffee. Richard then presented the finished ‘Roasted Replica’ to former England spinner and now TV personality Phil Tufnell.
Richard said :“It was a real challenge to re-create something that is so small and iconic using purely coffee beans.”