The Stained
Glass Museum


Come and see our exciting range of unique hand crafted gifts, stained and fused glass art, jewellery, glassware, decorations and much more!

Glass Pieces and books from the museum shop

We also stock a number of books, including our Gallery Guide and Light in the East, a gazetteer of stained glass in Cambridgeshire and the Fens.

Calling Artists

Do you make stained glass or items that might be suitable to sell in our shop? Please contact our Shop Manager by email or phone 01353 660347.

Featured Artist

Sarah Hunt

I have always been greatly inspired by Stained Glass, particularly of the 20th-century. A visit to The Stained Glass Museum in Ely resulted in my attending day courses in Stained Glass painting, and from there I went on to study City and Guilds. In the summer of 2005, I took part in the Cambridge ’Open Studio’. It was a great success and I gained several interesting commissions. Since then I have exhibited in the Stained Glass Museum and “Seven Dimensions” and also in the Angela Mellor Gallery in Ely. I am now working full time as a Stained Glass Artist.

I find myself very stimulated by the wealth of techniques and materials and the marvellous way I can control light passing through the vibrant colours of the glass. I am now making one-off panels and windows using traditional stained glass painting techniques, with lead, copper foil, etching and fusing. Interpreting structures from mature and the environment intrigues me. I have found that these wonderful patterns transfer beautiful into very intricate and exciting windows with many etched, painted and enamelled pieces. Fish, cell structure, ice, leaves and rock formations are some of the subjects I have used for stimulation. I have become fascinated by fusing and I am making small fused panels with inclusions of copper, aluminium and other wires and metals. These vary from abstract to underwater scenes. The Green Man is also constant theme.

Featured Book

Patrick Reyntiens: A Complete Catalogue

by Libby Horner

Published by Sansom & Company, 2013.
Hardback, 280 x 210mm, 352pp, with colour illustrations throughout

Patrick Reyntiens (b. 1925) is one of Britain’s leading stained glass designers. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering window in the Baptistery of Coventry Cathedral, produced in collaboration with John Piper (1903-92). Piper and Reyntiens also collaborated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Reyntiens is an extraordinary stained glass craftsman with stained glass windows in church buildings across the world. In more recent years he has executed a number of interesting stained glass panels on a variety of secular themes including circus entertainers, Greek mythology and erotica.

In this catalogue, Libby Horner explores Reyntiens' stained glass across in buildings across the country, as well as autonomous panels in the collection of the Reyntiens' Trust. The Catalogue is helpfully ordered geographically so that it can be used as a gazetteer. It also features an index of subjects represented in Reyntiens' windows and a handy glossary. It is a must have for anyone interested in the development of modern stained glass in Britain.

Available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £60.00



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