Edwards, Carl

Carl Edwards, Christ the Man of Sorrows (1957), detail from south aisle east window, The Temple Church, London
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Carl Johannes Edwards (Kiviaho) (1914-85) was born in London to Finnish parents. He joined James Powell & Sons in 1928, and became assistant to the chief designer James Hogan in 1936, before succeeding him in 1948. In 1952 he set up his own studio, briefly with Hugh Powell. The studio relocated to The Glass House in 1972, where he took over the firm of Lowndes & Drury.

Source: Benyon Stained Glass website


Carl Edwards and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers first appears in written records in 1364-65 during the reign of Edward III, when the emphasis was on the protection of the personal economic welfare of Glaziers. However, in recent times the focus has shifted to the preservation of the heritage of stained glass and to the support of education in architectural glass art, design and conservation.

In 1932 the Company launched an annual competition for young artists, which from 1972 operated under the banner of the Stevens Competition. The competition provided an opportunity for aspiring architectural glass artists, designers, and craftsmen to compete in a format which simulated the process typically undertaken in order to obtain a commercial commission.

Carl Edwards was a prize winner in 1947-48.


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