Hiscott, Amber

Amber Hiscott, (1998), Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Amber Hiscott was born in Swansea and studied in the Architectural Glass Department of Swansea College of Art from 1972-5. After a further period of study with the German glass artist Ludwig Schaffrath, she set up her own studio.  She has worked on small and large scale projects and developed an international reputation with her bold abstract colours and movement.  Working with David Pearl, as Amber +Pearl, she has created an extensive collection of architectural glass.

Commissions include Sheffield Cathedral, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Wales Millennium Centre and Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont. She has glass sculptural work in Bradford, Cardiff and Swansea. She has exhibited in Casa Foa, Argentina, JKK Jaipur and OPAM Japan.

Amber Hiscott website
Bernard Mitchell Photographer – Stained Glass Artists – Amber Hiscott
Trade + Investment Wales – Amber + Pearl


Amber Hiscott 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.

Amber Hiscott was a prize winner in 1974 and more recently she has served as a judge for the Stevens Competition, and was chair of the judges in 2013 and 2014.


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