In a world where the making of historic stained glass has recently found itself on the The Heritage Crafts  Red List of Endangered Crafts, it is more than heartening to celebrate the service and recognition of BSMGP Fellow,  Helen Whittaker FMGP  who has been awarded an MBE in King’s Birthday Honours List.

Barley Studio were delighted to announce that their Creative Director Helen Whittaker FMGP was awarded an MBE for “services to the creation and conservation of stained and architectural glass art” in the King’s Birthday Honours List. This is wonderful news for stained glass and for their studio, with Fellow Keith Barley also awarded an MBE in 2015.

Helen said “to have the opportunity to do something you love, protecting the past and creating a future, is a joy in itself. To receive this MBE from King Charles, a great advocate for traditional art and craft skills throughout the U.K, is truly an honour. I am grateful to all of the people who have put me forward for this award and to the wonderful team at Barley Studio for their support over the past 25 years.”

Images courtesy of Barley Studio.