With its interdisciplinary approach, The Journal of Stained Glass covers all aspects and periods of stained glass, making it an invaluable resource for historians, students and anyone with an interest in the medium, as well as for designers, craftworkers and conservators. Featuring wide-ranging articles by recognised experts in the field, each issue includes a provocative guest editorial and sections on: the History of stained glass; Research & Methodology; Contemporary Practice; and Technical Inquiry; along with a New Work Portfolio, reports on recent prizes and awards, exhibitions and obituaries, and a comprehensive book review section. The Journal of Stained Glass is the only English-language publication to cover all of these subjects in depth.

The scope is strongly international, with articles on stained glass in the Ukraine, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Poland, Ireland, Australia and the United States, as well as from the United Kingdom! Themed issues include: The Glass House Special Issue; Burne-Jones Special Issue; America Issue; Scotland Issue, and The Stained Glass Collection of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Each volume includes a minimum of 200 pages with well over 100 colour illustrations.

Sandra Coley Hon FMGP is Editor, for enquiries about submissions contact journaled@bsmgp.org.uk


Vol. XXXIII (2009)

ISBN 978 0 9540457 8 4 224 pages, 285 illustrations, most in colour, many large scale

The issue begins with an intriguing guest editorial on the spiritual side of medieval stained glass by scholar/artist Richard Lannoy. Fully illustrated accounts of the stained glass collection of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and of little-known but important Continental stained glass at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter. Insights into London glass-painters between 1660 and 1710 and the revival of Gothic glasspainting in the work of Joseph Hale Miller. Stained glass in the Australian studio of Donald Taunton for John Hardman & Co. is examined along with a study of studio life in early 20th-century America with artist Wilbur Herbert Burnham Sr. Author Dennis Hadley adds a postscript to his previously-published work on William Glasby. Contemporary Practice features new commissions by Mel Howse for Sainsbury’s, Ruth Taylor Jacobson for the Schonfeld Square Synagogue and Helen Whittaker for the RAF Club in London. New work by BSMGP Fellows and Associates and annual Glaziers prizes and awards round out the section, while Technical Inquiry explores how a 110-year Brangwyn & Tiffany design was newly created. Plus 18 book reviews and highlights of stained glass at auction, an appreciation for Lawrence Lee FMGP on his hundredth birthday and an obituary for Kerry Ayre.

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Vol. XXXII (2008)

ISBN 978 0 9540457 8 4 224 pages, 285 illustrations, most in colour, many large scale

Guest editorial on stained glass treasures in disused churches by Secretary of the Ancient Monuments Society and Hon. Director of the Friends of Friendless Churches, Matthew Saunders MBE. Plus fascinating comprehensive studies of stained glass from Mariawald Abbey in the UK and beyond and of Herkenrode glass at Lichfield Cathedral, the latter with stunning new photographs; William Glasby’s career is outlined along with an entertaining account of glass painters who appeared at the Old Bailey. Contemporary Practice features architectural glass by Alexander Beleschenko and by Brian Clarke, as well as the latest BSMGP exhibition. Technical Inquiry provides fully-illustrated details of the complicated restoration of the scheme of James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars windows at St Thomas’s, New York, and much more. Obituaries for Klaus Zimmer and Canon Arthur Penn.

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Vol. XXXI (2007)

ISBN 978 0 9540457 7 7 216 pages, over 100 illustrations, many in colour

An insightful and provocative guest editorial by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is followed by in-depth studies of medieval stained glass: John Thornton at St Mary's Hall, Coventry and Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester’s influence on early 16th-century stained glass in England. Superb research on the invention and development of the Victorian memorial stained glass window, and on the ways artists John Piper and Pat Lipksy looked at stained glass. Fiona MacCarthy presents a cautionary tale for culture in the UK reporting on threats to the William Morris Gallery in her piece on William Morris, Burne-Jones and the politics of art. Alfred Fisher FMGP responds to the newly issued CVMA Guidelines for the conservation of stained glass. Obituaries are included for John Hayward FMGP, Sadie McLellan and Albinas Elskus, plus 18 book reviews, auction room surprises and much more.

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Vol. XXX (2006) Special Issue: Scotland Issue

ISBN 978 0 9540457 6 0 288 pages, over 150 illustrations, most in colour, many large-scale

A very Special issue devoted to Scottish stained glass - much of it spectacular! Begins with pertinent insights in a guest editorial by Elizabeth Cumming and goes on to explore the rich careers of Douglas Strachan, Stephen Adam, Margaret Isobel Chilton, William Wilson, and Sadie McLellan, as well as recent contemporary work by Douglas Hogg FMGP, Emma Butler-Cole Aiken AMGP, Linda Cannon AMGP, Roland Mitton AMGP, Jennifer-Jane Bayliss AMGP plus Rona Moody, Anne Ferguson, and Ronnie Ryan. Published for the first time is a biographical list of 200 Scottish stained glass artists past and present, plus a glazing history of the Rosslyn Chapel, a study of two stained glass portraits of James VI of Scotland and his English favourite, Edinburgh's stained glass revival, Maximilian Ainmiller's painted window for Parliament Hall in Edinburgh, a prize-winning restoration technique, the restoration of a Scottish window in America and much more. Includes a review by Martin Harrison of stained glass at the V&A, obituaries for Donald J. R. Green and Margaret Traherne, plus 7 book reviews.

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Vol. XXIX (2005)

ISBN 0 9540457 5 0 256 pages, over 150 illustrations, most in colour, many large-scale

Groundbreaking research published for the first time, featuring a Catalogue Raisonné of all entries in the famous Morris & Co. 'Cartoon Book' (comprising all Burne-Jones cartoons sold by Morris & Co. 1901-04) with detailed analysis of commissions and provenance by expert Douglas Schoenherr. Plus new research on 15th-century glass at Great Malvern Priory, unicorns in King's College Chapel, 16th-century glass by John Petty of York, the complex role of London glasspainters in the 17th century; and the development of glass in the 19th and 20th century with exquisite images enabling reader to identify glass types used in the Arts & Crafts Movement. An obituary for Hilary Wayment is accompanied by an art historical bibliography of his publications. Contemporary stained glass includes the cover article on fascinating architectural glass by Brian Clarke, as well as recent stained glass in Iceland, Japan and Britain. Plus 16 book reviews, stained glass at auction and a supplementary note on our previous article on the stained glass of All Saints', Margaret Street.

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Vol. XXVIII (2004) Special Issue: America Issue

ISBN 978 0 9540457 4 2 224 pages, over 120 colour illustrations, many large scale

A Special Issue devoted to a wide range of American stained glass with nine articles covering: Victorian windows by Donald MacDonald of Boston; John La Farge’s Patent for American opalescent glass; five turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh stained glass artists including J. Horace Rudy, Charles J. Connick, William Willet, George W. Sotter and Lawrence B. Saint; attitudes in America to stained glass; the clever business practice of James Hogan of James Powell & Sons organising British exports to the USA in the interwar years; and Peter Cormack on Charles J. Connick’s Arts & Crafts philosophy of stained glass. In her guest editorial Julie Sloan muses on attempts to write the history of American stained glass. Contemporary Practice features the powerful and moving stained glass memorial for 9/11 by British artist Lynn Rivers, an introduction to the intriguing stained glass of American artist Judith Schaechter and much more. The issue is rounded off with a report on the new CVMA website, a fully-illustrated account of the BSMGP exhibition '30cm2', recent stained glass at auction and twelve book reviews. Obituaries are published for our former Vice President Alan Younger FMGP and for Michael Wynne.

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Vol. XXVII (2003) Special Issue: The Stained Glass Collection of Sir John Soane’s Museum

ISBN 0 9549457 3 4 300 pages, over 225 illustrations, many large scale and most in colour

A Special Issue produced in conjunction with Sir John Soane's Museum comprising a full Catalogue Raisonné of the important Continental glass collected by Soane for specific use in his remarkable house museum. Featuring illustrated entries for over 100 roundels and panels dating from the late 15th to 18th centuries, none of which has previously been published. Contributions by Michael Peover, Helen Dorey and Martin Harrison, including articles on Soane's architectural use of glass and lighting effects in his own house and other architectural commissions, facsimiles of rare auction catalogues, the history of the installations of stained glass since Soane's death, and an analysis of Soane's glazing schemes in the context of British collectors and Georgian glass painting.

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Vol. XXVI (2002)

ISBN 0 9540457 26 232 pages, over 100 colour illustrations

Medieval stained glass is explored in articles on West Country glazier John Godwin of Wells, glass from Winchester Cathedral in Australia, and Tudor propaganda surrounding depictions of Prince Edward (one of the ‘princes in the Tower’) and possibly Richard III in stained glass at Coldridge, Devon. A reappraisal of the English Civil War window at Farndon Church, Cheshire includes a full analysis of the weaponry shown and British glass painters appearing in the 1881 and 1901 Census are recorded and analysed. 20th-century stained glass includes artist Frank Brangwyn’s experiments in the medium, Hugh Easton’s career in stained glass and mid-century Icelandic windows by sculptor Gerdur Helgadottir. Contemporary practice includes Ruth Kersley’s major scheme of stained glass for the new Jewish Free School Synagogue in London, plus BSMGP members’ New Work Portfolio, recent prizes from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, as well as an exhibition review of 'Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547' at the V&A and 28 book reviews. Obituaries are published for Professor Roy Newton OBE and Canon Maurice Ridgway FSA.

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Vol. XXV (2001)

ISBN 0 9540457 1 8 216 pages, over 120 illustrations, most in colour
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A guest editorial by Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe on recent exhibitions and publications revealing differences in late-19th-century and early 20th-stained glass in Ireland, Britain and Europe. Groundbreaking studies of the development of stained glass in Poland along with a complete glazing history of the model church of the Ecclesiological Society: All Saints’, Margaret Street Church in London and the successive schemes of 20th-century stained glass in Liverpool Cathedral. Histories of the studios of Christopher Webb in St Albans and Alfred Leonard Pike in Redditch, as well as Guido Nincheri in Montreal with a methodology for recording stained glass using the latter’s archive. Part 2 of 1881 Census records for London glass-painters and a report on the important work of NADFAS Church recorders. New stained glass commissions include Douglas Hogg’s Newman window for Oriel College, Oxford and Ruth Taylor Jacobson’s Masks for a Purimspiel. Technical Inquiry explores the science of glass, plus 16 book reviews. Obituaries and appreciations are published for the Reverend Francis Stephens ARCA FMGP, Birkin Haward OBE FRIBA FSA, Chris Brooks, Harcourt Doyle, Jasper Kettlewell FMGP and Molly Kettlewell.

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