Why did a successful Birmingham toy maker and entrepreneur take up the business of glass painting on an architectural scale in the late 18th century? What were the philosophical, religious, and technological drivers of his paintings; and how did he attract his elite clients?
This illustrated talk will focus on some of Eginton’s remaining works, together with other 18th century comparison and contextual pieces from the Stained Glass Museum’s own collection.
Suzanne Galloway is studying for a PhD in the History of Art at the University of Buckingham. She is also a member of The Georgian Group. She was a Trustee of the Glaziers’ Foundation and chaired its Craft & Competitions Committee (2016-2020). Suzanne was Master of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass (2019-20) and is presently a Trustee of The Stained Glass Museum.