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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 Upper Warden to Master Alderman Sir David Wootton 2016-17 and then Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 2017-18.

Society of Glass Technology Annual Conference 3-6 September 2017

Conservator Alison Gilchrist will deliver the opening keynote address at the Corpus Vitrearum Conservation Forum, Stained Glass - Art at the Glass Surface, part of the Society of Glass Technology's Conference Aspects of Glassto be held in Cambridge from 3-6 September 2017. Alison's paper will address the subject of Severe paint loss from stained-glass windows: causes and conservation challenges.

Glaziers Wall-Hanging at Heritage Skills Festival 23-24 June 2017

Helen Whittaker's Wall-hanging Views from the Thames, created for Glaziers Hall in London, will be on show at the Heritage Skills Festival to be held at Lincoln Cathedral. This 2-day event, held in conjunction with the City of London Livery Companies, will celebrate traditional crafts and skills essential to the preservation of the Cathedral and other ancient buildings as well as keeping heritage and skills alive. Read more...

Stow Minster West Window Restored June 2017

Barley Studio have completed the restoration of the West window of Stow Minster, which was badly damaged when it was blown out by a storm in January 2014. Many hundreds of fragments were carefully examined and pieced together before the original design was restored. The circular window, 8 feet in diameter and probably by Kayll & Co of Leeds, was originally dedicated to "Joseph Haydn Skelton (late of Stow Park) who died 15 December 1922."

New window for Cartmel Fell

Helen Whittaker and Barley Studio have created a new window and font cover for the Baptistery of St Anthony's Church, Cartmel Fell, Cumbria. Helen's simple design and golden colours respect the historic interior and fine 'golden age' fifteenth-century East window of this beautiful jewel of a church. Download the project pdf...

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