Events | 28-09-2022

Three stained glass talks online

Three online talks on different aspects of stained glass are being presented by Ely Cathedral’s Stained Glass Museum this Autumn.

On 12 October at 7pm, glass artist Pinkie Maclure, who was recently featured in the CGS Glass Network digital magazine (read that interview here), will speak about her beautiful stained glass creations and her inspirations. Book for this lecture here.

A week later, on 19 October at 7pm, there will be a presentation entitled ‘Collaborative Creators of the American Opalescent’, by Virginia Raguin, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, College of the Holy Cross. The demand for opalescent stained glass in the 1880s and 1890s reflected the taste for greater opulence in both domestic and public spaces. This talk will reveal more about some of the main protagonists working in the US at this time. Book here.

Early the next month, on 2 November at 7pm, there will be a talk about patterns for clear, leaded windows, called ‘Masterpieces and pattern books of leaded panels: the Ulrix manuscript’. This will be held by Liesbeth Langouche, who will draw attention to clear windows and away from the focus on coloured ones. Her lecture will feature an antique manuscript sold at auction in Brussels in 2019 that was described as ‘a pattern book for clear, leaded windows, probably originating from the city of Tongeren (located in the current Belgium) and dating from the late 17th, early 18th century’. Book here.

Each talk will be hosted online via Zoom and lasts about 45 minutes. For anyone who cannot watch live, the recording will be available to ticket holders the next day.

Tickets are available now and priced at £6.50 for Friends of the Museum and £7.50 for others.

Note all start times are UK times.

For general information about virtual and in-person events at The Stained Glass Museum, based at Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL, UK, have a look at the website.

Image: Part of the stained glass display at The Stained Glass Museum.

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