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 Medievalism Special Issue; 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 usually 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. 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 painti

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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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Vol. XXIV (2000)

ISBN 0 9540457 0 X 200 pages, 75 illustrations in b/w and colour

Guest editorial is by Martin Harrison and this edition includes articles on the early development of canopy work in Medieval stained glass, Ada Curry (1852-1913), Mary Lowndes and an article 'The Other William Morris' by Ruth Cooke. Research articles include a look at the scholarship of Medieval stained glass, a piece about stained glass and the Internet and three case studies of research into 19th Century British glass painters by Tony Benyon. Contemporary practice has 'Glazing the Clerestory: The East Window of the Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey' by Alan Younger, 'It Seems Like a Lifetime' by John Hayward, new work by Fellows and Associates 2000 and 'The Worshipful Company of Glaziers Annual Student Competition and Awards 2001' by Adelle Corrin. The Technical Inquiry is 'Reinventing Glass' by John Barrett. Also 'Tales from the Auction Rooms' by George Wigley, The BSMGP Library by Michael Peover and reviews of 16 books. Obituaries include Sax Shaw (1916-2000), Margaret Stavridi (1906-2001), Pierre Firmin Didot (1921-2001), Thomas Worden French by Sarah Brown, John Woodrow (Jack) Calderwood (1927-1998) and Antony Hollaway (1928-2000) by Keith New.

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Vol. XXIII (1999)

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Vol. XXII (1998)

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Vol. XXI (1997)

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Vol. XX no. I (1996)

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