Zisterzienserfenster / Cistercian Window

© Gareth Harmer

Leaded panel measuring 28cm x 56cm.

It is based on a 13th century panel I saw at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely – click here for a link to the original.

My panel includes a selection of textured clear glasses, some of which is reclaimed glass.

Using a varied selection of textured clear glass is a good way to create visual interest without darkening the room.

Especially in the lower third cross, there is a lot of stippled, pin-head style glass from the 1970s-80s, which apparently was popular in office interiors, to divide up open plan areas.

Blue Loop

© Gareth Harmer

The design was entered into the Stevens Award 2019, organised by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. The brief was to design a panel 1000 cm x 1500 cm suitable for an LED lightbox for installation in an underground proton beam therapy waiting area at UCLH in London.

This is the finished sample panel (45cm x 45cm) showing a section of the proposed work.

The design is made up of fused tiles which have been leaded together, depicting a mobius strip.