stained glass artist

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Location: Scotland
Settings: Art collections, Places of worship, Public buildings
Techniques: Acid etching, Enamelling, Kiln formed glass, Painting / staining
Specialisms: Exhibition work, New commissions
Additional: Lectures

Douglas Hogg was born in Edinburgh in 1948 and attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he studied drawing, painting and stained glass, gaining distinctions and scholarships before embarking on his own studio practice in 1972. He has a strong commitment to developing a personal aesthetic language and has exhibited works nationally and internationally. His commissions are often experimental and progressive.

Douglas was the head of the Stained and Architectural Glass degree course in Edinburgh for over twenty years. A large portfolio of commissioned work, exhibitions, lectures and published material has consistently evolved throughout his career. His work can be seen in the Baillie Gifford Finance offices in Edinburgh, at the Edinburgh City Chambers and in the National Fern Collection at the Glasgow Botanic Garden.

He was elected as a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters in 1981, and has served on the Council. In 2001, he gained the Saltire Society’s Award for Art in Architecture, and in 2009 was installed as a Freeman of the City of London. He was more recently personally chosen by Her Majesty the Queen to undertake the commission for a new window marking her Diamond Jubilee Year. This was unveiled at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, Strand, London in 2012. In 2016 his contribution to the field of glass in architecture was recognised nationally by the John Radcliffe Trust.

stained glass window
Memorial Artwork (detail) 2016
Part of a wall-work spanning two windows, north transept, Blackhall St. Columba’s, Edinburgh. Processed antique glass, leaded, electronic components.
We Wait for Light (But Behold Obscurity) 2001
Collection of Glasmalerei Peters, Paderborn, Germany. Currently on display at Galerie du Vitrail, Chartres, France. Antique glass, painted/etched/stained, embossed lead sheet, bevelled engraved float glass. 600mm x 600mm
stained glass windows
National Fern Collection 2008
National Fern Collection, Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Plated, float-bonded antique flash, etch/paint/stain/enamel/airbrush/screenprint, silver leaf with kiln-formed areas. Nine panels each 3m x 1m
Mural (detail) 2012
Funeral parlour, St Aidan’s, Broughty Ferry, Dundee. Bonded and leaded processed antique glass, kiln-formed. Approx 3.5 x 3m
The Flowering of Edinburgh II, Geology 2007
Wall assemblage, Edinburgh City Chambers. Bonded antique, etch/paint/stain, bevelled float, kiln-formed, leading. 5.5m x 7m
The Flowering of Edinburgh II, Corinthian Shard 2007
Edinburgh City Chambers. Bonded antique, etch/paint/stain, bevelled float, kiln-formed, leaded. Full area 5.5m x 7m