Sky Arts series to focus on stained glass
A new series celebrating traditional crafts starts on Sky Arts this month (July 2023). ‘Bill Bailey’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation’ showcases expert crafters in the fields of stained glass, wood carving and silversmithing who mentor junior craftspeople as they perfect their skills.
Hosted by musician, comedian and actor Bill Bailey, the series will also highlight the work of the Prince’s Foundation to support new generations of crafters to keep traditional building practices alive.
Mentor for the stained glass part of the show is John Reyntiens, whose studio has been commissioned to work on prestigious projects for venues including the UK’s Houses of Parliament. John oversees the work of three junior glass artists in the first episode, which launches on Sky Arts on Thursday 13 July 2023 at 8pm.
Image: Show presenter Bill Bailey (left) with John Reyntiens.