Friday, 26th May 2017, 9.45am – 4pm.
Stained glass once played a significant role in architect designed houses. Stained glass was used in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, for example, both as a way of bringing privacy to the entrance of a home and also to bring tone and coloured light to a house’s interior. Victorian glazing firms took this aspect of their business seriously, producing brochures with suggestions for personalized heraldic work as well as a range of popular subjects such as ‘Flowers in a vase’ or ‘Birds on a branch’. A later burst of enthusiasm occurred in the 1920s for staircase windows to bring individuality to a home set with a complex of buildings of a similar style. Commissions for glazing in the home today are typically far more individualized, combining considerable personal input from engaged and enthusiastic clients. With contributions from Associate members of the Society as well as specialists working in this field, it is hoped that the whole area of ‘Stained Glass for House and Home’ can be approached with renewed enthusiasm.
The lecture will take place at The Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD. It is open to members and non-members of the Society, and admission is by ticket only. For more information and to book tickets, see the BSMGP website.