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Helen Whittaker

Design Circuit - Seven Points of Design

Helen has completed over 100 commissions for both secular and ecclesiastical buildings, from homes to cathedrals. Helens’ workshop will cover her design process for commissioned work, from a simple pencil sketch to full-colour design. She will guide you through the seven points that stimulate her unique approach to designing for stained glass, responding to the client, the brief, and the building.


Bring your sketchbook or iPad and prepare to get involved!

Helen is the Creative Director at the highly acclaimed Barley Studio in York, heading the multi-skilled team alongside Managing Director Keith Barley MBE. Helen is a Craft Scholar of the Prince’s Foundation, receiving the prestigious Hancock Medal for High Achievement. She has won several awards (including a commission) through the highly competitive Stevens Competition, and more recently has acted as judge and Chairman of the Judges.

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