Westminster Abbey Window unveiled
On 26 September Westminster Abbey unveiled a new stained glass window commissioned to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty The Queen. It was designed by David Hockney and created at Barley Studio under the supervision of the Master, Keith Barley, and Assistant Helen Whittaker. The design depicts a country scene, set within the artist’s beloved Yorkshire featuring hawthorn blossom, and using his distinct colour palette of yellow, red, blue, pink, orange and greens. The subject reflects The Queen as a countrywoman and her widespread delight in, and yearning for, the countryside. The picture shows Keith and Helen at work in the Abbey taking measurements and preparing stencils.
Scholarship and Award winners announced
We are pleased to announce the following Scholarships and Awards for 2018. For full details of each of the awards visit our Competitions and Awards page.
Travelling Scholarship: Anne-Catherine Perreau
Award for Excellence: Rose Waits
Ashton Hill Awards: Olivia Smith and Janine Greenberg
Stevens competition Winners announced
The winners of the 2018 Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass have been announced. Full details are here.
The Master, Keith Barley, is keeping a blog of his activities. You can follow it here.
Congratulations to stained glass craftsman Aaron Wright of MC Lead Glazing, who received a Livery Companies Skills Council (LCSC) Journeyman Award Certificate on 16 March 2018. The Master Glazier, Keith Barley MBE, FGMP, ACR, hosted the event at Glaziers’ Hall on behalf of the LCSC. He welcomed The Lord Mayor, Sheriff, LCSC members and fellow Masters from sixteen other craft Livery Companies, who also made awards to high achievers in their respective crafts, along with over 100 other LCSC guests.