Harvey, Harry

Harry Harvey, detail of 'Works of Charity' (1967), Sheffield Cathedral.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand
Harry Harvey, Competition panel
Photo: Harry Harvey

Harry William Harvey FMGP (1922-2011) was born in Birmingham and received his initial training in stained glass from the local firm of Pierce & Cutler. After the war he joined Wippells of Exeter, before moving to York at the instigation of another Wippells old boy, Harry Stammers, with whom he worked until establishing his own studio in 1956. Two of his assistants, Ann Sotheran and Sep Waugh also went on to establish their own studios.

Harry Harvey’s obituary in The Daily Telegraph
Harry Harvey’s obituary in The Yorkshire Post


Harry Harvey 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.

Harry Harvey won an award from the Company in 1950-51 and his compeition panel is shown opposite.


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