Obituary | 26-09-2023

Obituary: Vital Peeters 1960-2023

It is with great sadness that we learned Vital Peeters died on 18 September 2023.

Many will have met Vital, together with his husband Jules, at their Oxford home where, for 35 years, Vital shared his enthusiasm for glass and showcased his work during Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Vital was rightly proud of his huge portfolio of work, with stained glass window commissions in the UK and beyond, as well as work in stone, drawing and clay. His main glass techniques were fusing, painting, sandblasting, etching and bonding.

Vital’s zest for life was infectious and he was always full of love and laughter. His ideas seemed to flow effortlessly as he choreographed glass in a way that made his work dance with joy.

He was a longstanding supporter of the Contemporary Glass Society and is remembered with great affection as a wonderful man who contributed enormously to the world of glass. Vital will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to Jules, his family and friends.

Vital’s glass work mixed vibrant colours with a variety of techniques, as shown in this window.

Main image: Vital Peeters with one of his glass artworks in the background.

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