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Celebrating over 40 Years of Excellence in Stained Glass

The Barley Studio team, led by Directors Keith Barley and Helen Whittaker, share their news on the studio’s activities.

Also, please click on to Keith’s blog of events and experiences as Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 2017-18 (and previously Upper Warden to Master Alderman Sir David Wootton 2016-17).

Stevens Architectural Glass Competition 24 May 2018

Helen Whittaker was delighted to chair the judging panel for the Stevens Architectural Glass Competition, run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, once again this year. The highly successful competition was based on a commission to design two windows for a new dance studio at Eastbourne College, and the sponsors, the Arnold Embellishers, have commissioned one of the prize-winners. Many thanks to the judges, Fabrizia Bazzo, Kirsty Brookes, Derek Hunt and Kate Maestri, for all their hard work, and to all the entrants for their submissions. Read more…

ICON Stained Glass Group Conference 8 May 2018

Barley Studio's accredited conservators Keith Barley and Alison Gilchrist presented at the recent ICON Stained Glass Group Conference, held at Glaziers Hall on 8 May 2018. Their joint paper described the conservation and reconstruction of two windows depicting the figure of Charity after Joshua Reynolds, originally created by Collins of the Strand for the Soane Museum, London and the Katharinenhof, Hamburg.

Reflections of the Lord Mayor Gala Dinner at Trinity House London, 1 May 2018

Helen was pleased to attend the Gala Dinner and presentation of the 2018 Roundel Competition Winners to the 688th Lord Mayor of London, Lord Mountevans. The roundel competition was organised by Chris Seow and supported by the Glaziers Company, the second year that the Glaziers have supported this event. This year the competition was opened to designs by professional artists, schools and the City of London Sea Cadets (President Lord Mountevans). Helen chaired the judging panel, along with previous winner and artist Jayne Ford; Chair of the Crafts and Competitions Committee Suzanne Galloway; Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House Pamela Kember-Tong; Sea Cadets Strategic Partnership and Events Manager Monika Czechowska; Appeal Director at Lord Mayor’s Appeal Caroline Wright.

Congratulations to our winners: stained glass artist Julia Gonyou (pictured here with Lord Mountevans, sponsor Azad Ayub, Chris Seow and Helen), Sea Cadet Caitlin Russell and School Winner Clemence Woolford.

Glaziers Master’s visit to Barley Studio, 19-22 April 2018

As part of Keith's Master's visit to York, the Worshipful Company of Glaziers were invited to meet our great team of artists and craftspeople and enjoy some wonderful cakes! During the weekend the Glaziers also visited All Saints Pavement Church, York Minster, the York Glaziers Trust and St James Church, Warter. They enjoyed a welcome reception at the Merchant Adventurers Hall and a splendid banquet at the Merchant Taylors Hall with guest speaker Archbishop John Sentamu.

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