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 was founded in 1328 and remains dedicated to the art and craft of stained glass. In recent times the emphasis has moved from the protection of the personal economic welfare of Glaziers to the preservation of the heritage of stained glass and the support of continuing high standards.
A key part of this work has been the annual competition for young artists, which began in 1932 and which, since 1982, has operated under the banner of the Stevens Competition, the premier competition for stained glass artists in the UK.