Jude Tarrant is a stained glass artist, glass painter, designer and maker. She brings a high level of skill and technical mastery to contemporary design. Her work is vibrant and energetic, with many references to natural forms and landscape. She works to commission from Sunrise Stained Glass which she founded in Portsmouth in the early 1980s with her husband.
Images from her windows have adorned video and book covers, university brochures, prayer books and the BBC website. Her 1993 memorial window to naturalist Gilbert White in the church of Selborne, Hampshire is highly acclaimed.
'As an artist that enjoys the process of drawing I find stained glass to be compelling and fascinating. I love to work with the challenges imposed by this unyielding material, allowing myself to discover new ways of expression. I have acquired a deep understanding of how to work with glass, mixing traditional methods of glass painting with printing and etching to produce stained glass that is in harmony with the building. Working as a glass painter with light and colour has provided endless scope for using my creative imagination'.