Stained Glass in Contemporary Culture


Wednesday 1 June 9.45am–4pm

Venue: Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

‘Stained Glass in Contemporary Culture – exploring creative partnerships to generate and sustain new work’

Speakers: Andrew Moor, Sasha Ward, Teepee Glass, and Helga Reay-Young


The annual BSMGP Discussion Day, whilst open to all, is particularly intended for stained glass practitioners; student, amateur and professional, giving an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas based on a program of topical presentations.
The program is planned by Caroline Swash FMGP, former head of the PgCert Glass course at Central Saint Martins, herself an experienced teacher and practitioner, draws together a mix of speakers, all successful contemporary glass artists, who will explore the ways in which collaboration can enable and enhance new work. With the loss of so many large studios, increasingly artists work in isolation meaning that such relationships between artist and client, artist and a larger studio or affiliation to a group of likeminded individuals becomes pivotal to their success.

The day is kindly hosted by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, the day after their annual Stevens Competition Prize Giving, in the hope that as many students as possible will take the opportunity to attend whilst in London.

Tickets are £25 or for students and tutors £15 including sandwich lunch.


For more information on the speakers and how to book tickets, see this link

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Lecture by Oksana Kondratyeva – 4 March


Friday 4 March 6.15pm for 6.45pm start1_Archangel_Gabriel_1928

At: The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Lecture by CSM Alumna Oksana Kondratyeva –
‘New Light on Ukrainian Stained Glass’

Although Ukrainian stained glass has been terra incognita for many years, it appears to be a fascinating episode in the history of European art. This illustrated lecture traces the history of stained glass in Ukraine, focusing on the 19th-20th-century glazing.

At the turn of the 20th century, Ukraine witnessed a sudden renaissance in the visual arts echoing the Aesthetic Movement. It was a luminous age in the history of stained glass – the flourishing of ‘secession’ and art nouveau in Western and Eastern Ukraine respectively. Stained glass windows became frequent features in ecclesiastic and secular architecture, emphasising the visual and aesthetic qualities of Byzantine iconography and Ukrainian folk-art.

During World War I, the revolution of 1917, the civil war (1918-1920) and World War II, a great amount of stained glass was destroyed. The new soviet regime banned religion, extensively demolishing churches and devastating sacred art. The Soviet era left a complex legacy, which embraces the early avant-garde, grand avenues and megalomania in urban architecture. More than that, it produced an infrastructure of public space for a secular society, where monumental arts, stained and slab glass in particular, played a crucial role. Not always popular, it nevertheless, left traces of skilful experimental artistic approaches. The Soviet regime expanded monumental slab and stained glass in the decoration of universities, schools, hospitals, libraries, canteens, and underground stations – the genuine palaces for the people, dedicated to the ritual of commuting to work. To dismiss the Soviet Ukrainian public art, enriched by architectural glass, would be a huge mistake. A new period of stained glass development began with the independence of Ukraine.

Although Ukrainian stained glass has multiple connotations and cannot be understood in isolation from its historical context, it gives us an absolute and lasting legacy of variety and virtuosity in glazing, which glorifies the beauty of light.

The image shows a detail of the Archangel Gabriel window by Petro Kholodnyi, Dormition Church, Lviv, Ukraine (1928).

To book tickets for this event visit

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Glass course – spaces available

Glasswork – open studio – beginners/improvers (DMF027SGR)

There are still some spaces available, which need to be taken up by the end of January for the course to continue to run.

This course is run by CSM Alumna Pippa Stacey and is specifically designed for all levels of experience.

Beginners will be able to learn some basic fusing skills producing a series of creative samples and depending on your progress will complete an A5 fused panel or bowl. Returning learners should bring along their current project to work on
Adult Education Centre
100 Granville Park, London SE13 7DU
07 January 2016, Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
11 weeks
Cost: £160.00  no concessions

Telephone enrolments are available on Thurs only You can enrol with us over the phone on 020 8314 6959 every Thursday between 10am and 4pm  if you are paying by credit or debit card. There is a 1.9% surcharge for credit card payments.

Contact Maria Turner – Curriculum Leader

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Special offer for all Central Saint Martins Alumni

The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London
Brand new book by Caroline Swash

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The architectural glass featured in this new book includes a wide range from the Middle Ages to the present day, set out according to location. The book is copiously illustrated on every page, in full colour.

No amount of photographic skill can replace the experience of actually seeing glass in buildings. I have arranged the sites for ease of visiting with up to date contacts and opening times just a click away.

The 100 sites in this book are arranged in 13 mapped chapters. They include 3 Cathedrals, 1 Abbey, 51 Churches, 2 Synagogues, 1 Sikh Temple, 10 Chapels, 11 Museums, 2 shops, Schools, Institutes, Civic Centres, Hospitals, and a Medical Library, Day Centre, Hotel, Underground Station, Restaurant and several streets.

Areas covered are the City, West End and East End, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Battersea, Fulham, Putney and Barnes, Lambeth and Westminster, Kensington and Notting Hill. Outer suburbs include Dulwich, Slough, Kensal Rise and Walthamstow.

Knightsbridge & Kensington

Among the many artists featured are those of the current generation working in architecture, including CSM Glass alumni Lucy Amsden, Benjamin Finn, Georgina Griffiths, Ruth Taylor Jacobson, Nicola Kantorowicz, Kate Maestri and Matt Reed.

Other contemporary artists featured includes work by Alexander Beleschenko, Caroline Benyon, Kate Baden Fuller, Ray Bradley, Leifur Breidfjord, Harry Cardross, Brian Clarke, Martin Donlin, Josephine Harris, Douglas Hogg, Graham Jones, Joseph Nuttgens, Hughie O’Donaghue, Wendy Ramshaw, Patrick Reyntiens, Johannes Schreiter, Caroline Swash, Helen Whittaker and Alan Younger.

Special offer for all Central Saint Martins Alumni
The Retail price is £35.00. For all Central Saint Martins Alumni there is a special price of £27.50 including packing and postage in the UK and Eire:- Please send your order to Caroline Swash at 106 Willoughby House, Barbican EC2Y 8BL

£27.50 (Cheque only) payable to ‘Malvern Arts Press Ltd’

Address …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………….. Email…………………………………………………………………….
Please allow 7 working days for delivery.

Complete list of Glass artists featured in the book include:

Arnold of Nijmagen, Mark Angus, George Aitchison, Lucy Amsden, Susan Ashworth, Guy and Percy Bacon, Robert Turnhill Bayne, Alexander Beleschenko, Alfred Bell, Reginald Bell, Robert Anning Bell, Caroline Benyon, Kate Baden Fuller, May and Charles Blakeman, Ervin Bossanyi, Ray Bradley, Leifur Breidfjord, Philip and Gounil Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, Arthur Buss, Richard Butler, Harry Cardross, Brian Clarke, Charles Clutterbuck, Ninian Comper, John Crawford, A.J.Davies, Louis Davis, Clare Dawson, Martin Donlin, Hugh Easton, Carl Edwards, Michael Farrer-Bell, Benjamin Finn, Alfred Fisher, Pierre Fourmaintraux, John Dudley Forsyth, Moira Forsyth, Joan Fulleylove, Edward Frampton, Henry and Alfred Gerente, Alexander Gibbs, William Glasby, Keith Grant, Jane Gray, Harry Grylls, Georgina Griffiths, Josephine Harris, John Hayward, Jonathan Heale, Herbert Hendrie, David Hillman, Alfred O Hemmings, Douglas Hogg, Joan Howson, Henry Holiday, Evie Hone, Selwyn Image, Graham Jones, Nicola Kantorowicz, John La Farge, John Lawson, Lawrence Lee, Mary Lowndes, Kate Maestri, Frank Moody, William Morris, John Napper, Keith New, Eddy Nuttgens, Joseph Nuttgens, Michael O’Connor, Hughie O’Donaghue, George Ostrehan, Karl Parsons, Margaret Pawle, Henry Payne, Edward Payne, David Peace,  Eglington and James Pearson, Patrick Pollen, John Piper, Lilian Pocock, William and Joshua Price, Wendy Ramshaw, Patrick Reyntiens, Matt Reed, William Blake Richmond, Margaret Aldrich Rope John Ruskin, Frank O Salisbury, Johannes Schreiter, Sally Scott, Tracey Shepherd, Francis Skeat, Gerald Smith, Alec Smithers,  Douglas Strachan, Caroline Swash, A.J.Davies, Francis Stephens, Ruth Taylor Jacobson, Brian Thomas, James Thornhill, Martin Travers, Alison Turnbull, , Bernard and Abraham Van Linge, Binita Walia, William Wailes, Leonard Walker, David Wasley, Christopher and Geoffrey Webb, Nathaniel Westlake, Christopher Whall, Alfred Wilkinson, Frederick Wilson,  Alfred Aaron Wolmark, Harry Ellis Wooldridge, Helen Whittaker, Benjamin West, Thomas Willement, Alan Younger.

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Teepee Glass show at Ely Stained Glass Museum

12th November 2015 – 15th January 2016
The Stained Glass Museum, The South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely CB7 4DL
Entry to the Exhibition is Free

Teepee Glass celebrate 10 years of working together with a group exhibition at the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral. TP10YRS features new work based on the theme of ‘10’.

Other works will be on display such as lightboxes, glass pictures, bowls, vessels and jewellery. All items are available to buy with 40% of the proceeds going to the Museum.

The exhibition coincides with Ely Cathedral’s prestigious annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair on the 13th  and 14th November 2015 where the Cathedral opens its doors to over 150 exhibitors of which the Museum will be one.

Teepee Glass members are all Central Saint Martins glass alumni and include Andrew Boddington, Maria Fagan, Iain Gutteridge, Brett Manley, Alex R, Pippa Stacey and Wendy Stone.
They all met at Central Saint Martins in 2005 and formed ‘Teepee Glass’ after having spent ten nights under canvas at the Glass Biennale at Stourbridge. Since then they have enjoyed exhibiting in venues including the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, The De Morgan Foundation in Wandsworth and were regular exhibitors at the much missed Cochrane Gallery in Holborn.
Taking their inspiration from people, the beauty of nature, living in the city, optical illusions, playing with light and form, and being led by the material itself, their award-winning works range from jewellery to windows to installations all of which display their diverse glass skills and craftsmanship.

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‘Wish you were here’ Glass postcard exhibition at IFG

Several Central Saint Martins glass alumni artists are participating in the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) members glass postcardexhibition: “Wish You Were Here”, which forms part of the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, UK.29 May until 28 June 2015
Rusking Glass Centre, Amblecote
10am – 5pm, 29 – 31 May 2015 (1 – 28 June 2015, Monday to Saturday 9am – 4pm)
Opening: Thursday 28 May, 5.30-7.30
Price: Free (but please note during the Public Festival (28 – 31 May) there is an entrance fee to the Ruskin Glass Centre)

David Reekie: Having a lovely time

Central Saint Martins glass alumni artists taking part:
Jacqueline Allwood
Lucy Batt
Jennifer Brown
Maria Fagan
Janette Garthwaite
Joanne Green
Brett Manley
Amanda Moriarty
Amanda Simmons
Linda Smith
Pippa Stacey
Wendy Stone
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Just In!!! – Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole Glass Collection Book/Catalogue Now Available!

Several of CSM Glass alumnni artists are included in this book … Joseph Harrington, Brett Manley & Amanda Simmons.

‘A Passion For Glass: The Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole Private Collection Of Modern Glass’

Edited, Rose Watban, Forward, Alan J. Poole & Intro. Jennifer Hawkins Opie. N.M.S. Enterprises Ltd. National Museums Scotland. Edinburgh. GB. 2015.
ISBN 978-1-905267-83-5. £40.00 + p&p.
A lavish and extensive catalogue covering this internationally acknowledge collection of UK based Contemporary Glass Artists. With 334 pages of images and text by over 150 Artists, this is a not to be missed publication for both Glass Collectors, Glass Artists, aspiring Students, Museum Curators and anyone with a general interested in Contemporary Glass and its recent history in the UK over the last thirty to forty years. You’ve seen the exhibitions at the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, now buy the book.
Available from Alan J. Poole.
Cost: £40.00 + p&p (1st Class within UK & Airmail elsewhere).
Tel: 020 7821 6040. Email:

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‘Light, Colour, Texture’ exhibition at PieFactory, Margate

CSM Glass Alumni Christine MacCormick, Jennifer Anne Brown and Hildegard Pax will be showing  recent work in the exhibition ‘Light, Colour, Texture’ at the PieFactory, 5-9 Broad Street, Margate CT9 1EW from 17-29 April 2015.

The show will feature mostly works in glass, but also sculpted paper by Julie S Taylor and silkscreen prints by ex-CSM printmaker Shelley Rose.


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‘Objects & Words in Transition’ exhibition at Barbican Library

CSM Glass Alumni Emma Rawson, Pippa Davismoon and Charlotte Morrison show new work in the exhibition ‘Objects and Words in Transition’ at Barbican Library, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS throughout April 2015.

Invitation to exhibition

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CSM alumni selected for British Glass Biennale

Glass Biennale 2015 artists announced

Finalists for the British Glass Biennale, part of the International Festival of Glass have  been announced.

76 artists have been selected for this prestigious award from more than 200 applications. 13 of the artists are students and there are 122 pieces set to be exhibited at the British Glass Biennale which runs from 28 May – 28 June in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

Amongst the exhibitors will be three Central Saint Martins glass alumni:
Helen Maurer, Nicholas Collins and Amanda J Simmons.
Well done to you guys for having been selected for the show.

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Part of the International Festival of Glass

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