Hemmings, Louise

Stevens Competition Commission Winner 2016

Louise Hemmings began her training in the world of stained glass immediately after university as an assistant designer at John Hardman & Co.. Over the years her designs have appeared across the country and in the USA, in private residences and churches. She used what she learnt at John Hardman’s to become Head Designer and Painter at Ark Stained Glass & Leaded lights Ltd, where she continues to practise new skills and take on the role of Head of Conservation at Ark.

Louise won the Stevens Competition Commission in 2016 and the link to her winning design is shown below.

Further information: Ark Stained Glass


The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and the Stevens Competition

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.


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