Study Afternoon: Medieval Stained Glass
Stained glass has a thousand year history. It reached its height during the Middle Ages when it became a major pictorial form and was used to illustrate the narratives of the Bible to a largely illiterate populace. Although much was destroyed during the Reformation, many fine examples of this beautiful art form still remain. Experts in their respective fields will give illustrated lectures on the history and manufacture of medieval stained glass.
Avis Lloyd lives in Wiltshire and has a degree in archaeology and an MA specialising in medieval and secular buildings. She has carried out commissioned work for English Heritage, the National Trust and the National Monuments Record. She now runs lecture courses on art and design in the late medieval church. Her illustrated lecture is 'Bejewelling Sacred Space. Stained Glass between the 13th and 16th centuries'.
Jenny Raggett is also a Wiltshire resident and is a technical writer by profession. Her interest in painted stained glass developed when she lived in Oxford in the 1980s. At this time she was fortunate enough to meet Ray Coomber, an acknowledged expert in this art. She now designs and manufactures stained glass panels and exhibits her work in the Art House in Bradford-on-Avon. Her lecture will embrace medieval glass making, its problems in manufacture, techniques and materials involved.
Refreshments will be served between lectures.