The Stained
Glass Museum

Exhibitions

In addition to the collections on display in the museum's main gallery, occasional temporary exhibitions display objects from the reserve collection or works by contemporary artists.

Exhibition of architectural glass

featuring selected entries from the 2018 Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass'

Stevens Architectural Glass Competition

Stevens Exhibition 2018

This exhibition of contemporary stained glass panels at The Stained Glass Museum, held 7 June – 19 July 2018, showcases the work of emerging stained glass artists. The panels were all designed and made as competition entries for the 2018 Stevens Architectural Glass Competition, organised annually by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass’.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass (‘The Glaziers’ Company’) has been running the prestigious annual Stevens Architectural Glass Competition since 1972. It is open to student glass artists and designers and those who have commenced their vocation in glass within the last eight years.

This year’s competition was for the design of two windows for a new dance studio at Eastbourne College in East Sussex. The new dance studio is being built as part of ‘Project 150’, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the College. The competition for the design of two architectural glass windows was sponsored by the ‘Arnold Embellishers’, a voluntary society whose purpose is to beautify and embellish the College.This year, the competition was open to international student glass artists and designers and all those who have commenced their vocation in glass within the last eight years. Past Stevens Competition winners have gone on to international acclaim, and in recent years the competition has attracted several sponsors who have commissioned work of their choice from among the prize-winning entries.

All entrants were asked to submit a coloured design of the overall scheme for the two windows, together with an artistic description, technical statement, and budget estimate, and to make a full sample panel showing a section of the overall design. Several of the sample glass panels made for the competition by artists from all over the UK feature in this exhibition on display at The Stained Glass Museum, home to a national collection of stained glass windows from across Britain and Europe.

The Stained Glass Museum is grateful to the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass, The Arnold Embellishers, Eastbourne College, and the entrants who have permitted their work to be exhibited to the public.

 

 

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