Over 50 Years of Excellence in Stained Glass Craft and Conservation
The Trust Are Preparing to Return to Lastingham Priory
The YGT are preparing to return to the Church of St Mary, Lastingham, on the southern edge of the North York Moors to reinstate the final two windows that have recently been under conservation in York. This will be the culmination of a four year association with the church and its dedicated parishioners. Lastingham Priory's apse contains five exceptionally rare nineteenth-century windows by Italian artist Ulisse de Matteis (1827-1910).
This Valentine's Day members of the York Glaziers Trust's team are on site at All Saints Church in Ilkley. The Trust have conserved what is thought to be a relatively rare nineteenth-century window by Hodgeson of York, who often worked on stained glass commissions with celebrated Belgian artist Jean-Baptiste Capronnier (1814-1891).
International Conference on Building Performance and Environment
Our environmental monitoring specialist, senior conservator Nancy Georgi ACR, has recently returned from a stimulating international interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Hornemann Institute in Hildesheim, Germany.
The York Glaziers Trust have won a prestigious John Shannon York Design Award for their work on the Great East Window of York Minster. The Design Awards celebrate and promote the highest levels of craftsmanship and was founded by former Lord Mayor Janet Hopton. The awards are judged by eminent national and international experts in architecture and design.
In Spring 2016, the York Glaziers Trust were commissioned to design and make stained glass for one of the show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. 'God's Own County - A Garden for Yorkshire' was designed by Matthew Wilson, well known for his leading roles at Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr gardens.
Sarah Brown Launches New Book: The Great East Window of York Minster, An English Masterpiece
The York Glaziers Trust's director Sarah Brown has published her latest book on York Minster's Great East Window, in conjunction with Third Millennium Publishing. After an immense process of careful restoration and conservation, the outstanding artistry of the Great East Window has been revealed afresh through state-of-the-art photography that captures the complete sequence of major panels.
The Trust have welcomed Tony Robinson and his film crew into the workshop this week for recording for his new series Britain's Great Cathedral's. The cathedrals of Canterbury, Salisbury, Liverpool, York, Winchester and Durham each have an hour long episode dedicated to them, with York Minster featuring in the very first episode.
Conservation Work Completed on York Minster's Great East Window
After the windows were removed for conservation in 2008, the final panel of the Great East Window of York Minster has now been installed, concluding one of the largest and most significant conservation programmes of recent decades in Europe. The fifteenth-century window is regarded as a monumental medieval masterpiece, and is the work of renowned medieval artist John Thornton.
The York Glaziers Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary, having been established on the 20th July, 1967. To coincide with the Trust's anniversary, a revised edition of Sarah Brown's Stained Glass in York Minster has been published by Scala in association with the Dean and Chapter of York Minster.