Church’s new font made by local artist

James Hayes, right, aided by an assistant, shapes hot glass to make Trinity UMC Little Rock’s baptismal font. PHOTO BY DAVID GLAZE

James Hayes, right, aided by an assistant, shapes hot glass to make Trinity UMC Little Rock’s baptismal font.
PHOTO BY DAVID GLAZE

Trinity UMC Little Rock on Jan. 11 consecrated a new baptismal font that also is a work of art. The font and its matching pitcher were crafted by local glass artisan James Hayes.

Colors chosen for the font include several shades of blue, representing water, and browns and beiges to represent sand or earth. The folds in the bowl are suggestive of waves of water.

The new font and stand were given by Wade and Mimi Wilson in honor of their children, Mia and Bryce.

Trinity UMC Little Rock’s new baptismal font was given by the Wilson family, left. Also pictured are the font’s creator, glass artist James Hayes, and David Glaze, diaconal minister on staff at Trinity. PHOTO BY STEVE BONDS

Trinity UMC Little Rock’s new baptismal font was given by the Wilson family, left. Also pictured are the font’s creator, glass artist James Hayes, and David Glaze, diaconal minister on staff at Trinity.
PHOTO BY STEVE BONDS