Cole, F. W.

F. W. Cole, St Nicholas & the Blessed Virgin Mary (1966), Church of the Holy Trinity, Folkestone
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Frederick Walter Cole FMGP (1908-1998) joined William Morris & Co (Westminster) Ltd in 1926 and rose to become chief designer. In 1946, after war service, Cole was invited to restart the studio by the Pollard Group, who had purchased the business in 1935. When Pollard’s withdrew from stained glass and closed the studio 1958 Cole joined Wippell & Co, before setting up his own studio in Fulham in 1961. This ran until at the invitation of the Dean and Chapter he set up the pioneering restoration studio at Canterbury Cathedral, in 1971.

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002)
The other William Morris by Ruth Cooke, The Journal of Stained Glass, Vol. XXIV (2000)
The Artists of the Glass House by Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack, The Journal of Stained Glass, Vol. XLI (2017)

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