To celebrate the Centenary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, we invited all Members to create an exhibition panel measuring 30cm x 30cm. There was no theme and no restriction on techniques or materials, provided glass was involved.

We selected 60 panels to exhibit in our Centenary Touring Exhibition, which launched in the autumn of 2021 at The Stained Glass Museum in Ely. The two display stands housing the work then visited Winchester Cathedral, All Saints Church, Bristol, the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wells and Worcester Cathedrals, Oxford Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral. After briefly stopping at the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge the exhibition reached it’s final venue in Manchester Cathedral and finished in November 2022.

You can watch an ITV news item about the exhibition here.

Enjoy the online exhibition. Just click on the image to scroll through the panels, and there are more on the following pages.

Jane Littlefield 'St Gobnait'
Painted and stained antique glass. 'Inspired by the story of St Gobnait who was a bee keeper in the 6th Century in Ireland. The belief at the time was that when you died, the soul left the body as a bee or a butterfly.'
Gillian McCormick ‘Down in the woods’
Painted and silver stained mouth blown glass. 'I love my walks in the woods and glimpsing the secret lives of wildlife. I’ve tried to capture the magical, slightly mystical atmosphere of these moments.'
Mel Montgomery-Johnson 'Sinéad, Shane, Spirit and Soul'
Opaque Wispy and Opal glass with Tracing Black. 'This piece is formed from a response to an Irish singer/ songwriter who navigated part of my youth, with wild, impassioned, poignant and tender dialogue.'
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