Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS

The Colour of Light: Contemporary Stained Glass

Lecturer: Tom Errington

The general perception of Stained Glass today is firmly fixed in the Victorian image. This lecture attempts to change that view. We begin by tracing the history and some of the techniques, then move on to discuss how the art developed through The Pre Raphaelites, The Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, leading to the brilliant designs of John Piper, Marc Chagall and more recent artists who, through being makers rather than designers, have rediscovered the essential point of the medium: the revelation of colour and light.