Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey by Helen Whittaker (Thursday 2 October 2014)

At 7.30pm on Thursday 2 October, Helen Whittaker, Creative Director and Artist/Designer at Barley Studio, Dunnington, will give a lecture at the Stained Glass Centre at St Martin cum Gregory, Micklegate, York, entitled ‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’

Over the past 20 years, Helen Whittaker has created many new stained glass windows as well as conserving historic glass at Barley Studio in York. In this lecture she will describe her inspirations, including context, narrative, geometry and movement, as well as the process of creating new art to commission using the traditional craft of stained glass, reflecting on the past while looking to the future.

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The Paradise Window (2014): New East Window for St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, County Durham

Helen Whittaker is Creative Director and Artist / Designer to Barley Studio, York, a stained glass firm renowned for both conservation and new work. She is an award-winning designer of stained glass windows and architectural sculpture in glass and copper, with commissions for Ely Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Selby Abbey, Beverley Minster, Southwell Minster, Worksop Priory, The Royal Air Force Club, London, The Haven Trust, London and York Hospital among many others.

Tickets cost £6 (£5 concessions), available on the door. Door open at 7pm. Refreshments will be available.

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