Helen Whittaker AMGP
Antique glass, painted. I chose Pythagoras as his beliefs perpetuated to Judaism, Islam and Christianity through to the craft guilds such as the "School of Chartres", the philosophy of "true and high art". The "practical, symbolic, mystical and analogical" was believed to bring unity, whereby anything else was considered sentimental, political or fashionable. As designer/maker to Barley Studios, I have found the study of traditional and contemporary stained glass has provided the foundation and contributed toward the inspiration of my own designs. My work strives to encompass the geometry and structure found in good design using both lead and paint to enhance its abstract or tangible possibilities.
Barley Studios, Church Balk, Dunnington, York YO19 5LH –