Vol. XLI (2017) The Glass House Special Issue

2017 ISBN 13 978 0 9568762 7 0 304 pages, 125 illustrations, many large scale

A much-expanded Special Issue devoted to the Glass House, the remarkable enterprise by Mary Lowndes and Alfred Drury just over a hundred years ago that led to a golden age of opportunity in British stained glass. Wilhelmina Geddes, Hugh Arnold, Moira Forsyth, Alan Younger, Theodora Salusbury, Christopher Whall, Margaret Chilton, Henry Holiday, John Hayward, Martin Travers, Mabel Esplin, Herbert Hendrie, Joan Fulleylove, Joseph Eddie Nuttgens, Keith New, Baron Arild Rosenkrantz, Caroline Townshend, Joan Howson, Robert Anning Bell, Margaret E. Aldrich Rope and Margaret Agnes Rope: just some of the artists who had studios in the Glass House or had their work made there. It is no accident that so many of these names belong to women stained glass artists, and in this year of the centenary of Women’s Suffrage, it is good to reflect that Mary Lowndes’ initiative also led to the emancipation of women in the work place, one we’re all very fond of at the BSMGP: the stained glass studio. These artists' windows throughout the UK and as far afield as Khartoum and Adelaide are testament to the importance of the Glass House in stained glass history.

BSMGP member and author Alan Brooks carefully transcribed the business records of the Lowndes & Drury Archive, now held in the Archive of Art and Design in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Working with our Hon. Fellow Peter Cormack MBE, the issue now includes 3500 records and their evaluation, along with biographies of each of the 160 artists involved. Cormack’s guest editorial explores ‘The Glass House: a Great Feminist Enterprise’.

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Table of Contents

Edited by Sandra Coley Hon. FMGP
LOWNDES & DRURY: THE GLASS HOUSE
Guest Editorial: The Glass House, a Great Feminist Enterprise
Peter Cormack
6
The Artists of the Glass House
Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack
15
Introduction to the Lowndes & Drury Archive
Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack
55
Note to Reader
69
The Lowndes & Drury Archive
Transcription by Alan Brooks, annotated by Peter Cormack
70
CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
Awards and Prizes from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 2016
Emma Blount and Michael Holman
250
Portfolio of New Work by Fellows and Associates 2017
254
BSMGP Fellows and Associates 2017
272
REPORTS, REVIEWS AND OBITUARIES
The BSMGP Library
Leslie Smith
274
Nolan, Kathleen, and Sandron, Dany, eds, Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals: Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache
Penny Hebgin-Barnes
275
Parker, Bruce, and Bestwick, Lesley, Winchester Cathedral’s Medieval Glass 277 A Conservation Project
Peter Cormack
277
Warren, Gadrun, And Then the Heaven Espy: The Windows of Norwich Cathedral
Michael Kerney
278
Sharpling, Paul, Fragile Images. Post-Medieval Stained Glass in Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough
Peter Cormack
279
Wakeling, Christopher, Chapels of England, Buildings of Protestant Nonconformity
John Vigar
280
Allen, Jasmine, The Stained Glass Museum: Highlights from the Collection
Martin Harrison
282
Waters, William, with photographs by Alastair Carew-Cox, Damozels & Deities. Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870-1898
Peter Cormack
283
Zangger Hausherr, Eva, Kunstverständnis und vollendetes technisches Geschick Studien zum Werk des Glasmalers Jakob Georg Röttinger
Martin Harrison
285
Shaw, Phyllida, An Artist’s War. The Art and Letters of Morris & Alice Meredith Williams
Peter Cormack
286
Loy, Randal J., The Glorious Masterworks of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri
Julie Sloan
288
Curtin-Kelly, Patricia, Harry Clarke and his Legacy. The Stained Glass in St Joseph’s Church, Terenure
Peter Cormack
291
Yelton, Michael, Martin Travers. His Life and Work
Peter Cormack
292
Coulter, Diana and Smith, Robert, Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass
Caroline Swash
293
OBITUARIES
Obituary: Dr Neil Moat FMGP 1959-2017
Peter Cormack
296
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
298