The Stained
Glass Museum


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.

Then to Now

28th October - 2nd November 2018 (Extended to 30th November 2018)

The Stained Glass Museum has hosted a program of workshops for adults and children for over a decade.  We have encouraged and inspired hundreds of people to come and learn both the traditional and contemporary styles of stained glass making, from our group of wonderful tutors.
Over the years, many of our pupils return to try more of our workshops, and many children return each school holiday to try their hand at a new design or technique. Pupils are free to create any design they choose, though the tutors are always on hand to advise and assist, which means we’re yet to find a pupil who’s run out of new ideas!

Following workshops here at the museum, some people have even gone on to produce their own artwork professionally, in their chosen preferred form of stained glass.

This exhibition highlights three such talented artists and former pupils, Sarah Hunt, Michelle Mativi and Jennifer Hackett.





The Seven Ages of Man

A series of stained glass panels by Rachel Mulligan

Until March 2019

The Seven Ages of Man illustrate seven stages of life, from infancy to death. Inspired by the words of Shakespeare, the artist Rachel Mulligan made these panels as a personal tribute to her father, Jim Mulligan. His life is seen unfolding through the frame of a grapevine, and each scene is linked to a changing season.

These panels were made between 2015 and 2016 and first exhibited at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham in 2016.

Rachel Mulligan studied Fine Art at Coventry, and specialised in printmaking, before discovering stained glass. Artistry and craftsmanship are equally important to Rachel. She learns about stained glass by sketching historic and contemporary windows. Rachel designs and makes her windows using traditional techniques alongside new innovative techniques of her own.”I am rooted in the rich historical tradition of stained glass. It is challenging, fascinating and exciting to work with the same techniques and materials that have been used for nearly a thousand years.” In 2014 Rachel won the Surrey Artist of the Year award. Rachel is an Associate of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP) and an active member of the BSMGP Council.



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