glenn carter glass
About Glenn

The work illustrated here represents commissions for both eclesiastical and secular clients and exhibition. An essential element of my work in stained and painted glass is a strong personal and where relevant, specific religious message. This work is a celebration of life and subject, complimented by an abstracted structure of narrative imagery and symbolic colour and light. Central to all of this work is the notion of light being directed within an internal space through surfaces manipulated by paint and stain. I am interested in using the traditional application of paint and stain as a contemporary medium and working at scale. (read more)


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Glenn has been working in glass for the last thirty years, extensively in the field of architectural glass principally for non-secular buildings. He studied Graphic Design at Portsmouth College of Art before setting up his architectural glass practice.

His work is sighted in churches throughout UK and he was part of the stained glass conservation and restoration department at Lincoln Cathedral working on the highly prestigious C12 Deans Eye rose window.

In 2009-10 he undertook a Masters in Fine Arts in glass at the Australian National University in Canberra. His cast and fused glass works are represented in private and public collections including the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the National Applied Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness, Scotland and the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

In 2012 he exhibited work at the William Lescaze 1932 designed High Cross House at Dartington, Devon now managed by the National Trust. He taught glass on the BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts Course at Lincoln school of Art, De Montford University. Glenn contributes to teaching and learning across the Contemporary Craft Programme and delivers specialist teaching in glass.

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