Helen Whittaker

The Stevens Architectural Glass Competition
Run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass

Helen will speak about the UK Stevens Architectural Glass Competition, run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. The Stevens Competition offers the opportunity for artists at the beginning of their careers to design for a real commission brief. Prize winners are chosen through structured marking criteria, while the commission winner is chosen by the client. Helen will introduce selected entries including prize-winners from the 2020 competition, and give the AGG the chance to choose the entry they would commission. The Stevens Competition welcomes entrants from outside the UK and we are currently looking at ways to facilitate this.

Helen Whittaker is Creative Director to Barley Studio, York, a stained glass firm internationally renowned for both conservation and new work. She is an award-winning designer of stained glass windows and architectural sculpture in glass and copper, with over 100 commissions in prestigious ecclesiastical and secular buildings across the UK. 

Helen is a Court Member (the executive body) of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, chairing the judging panel for the national Stevens Architectural Glass Competition..

Helen’s recent commissions include a new window for the RAF Club, London, which was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen, inclusion in the Prince and Patron exhibition for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, and collaboration with David Hockney RA on the creation of The Queen’s Window for Westminster Abbey.

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