Lowndes, Mary

Mary Lowndes, Memorial window (1920), Church of St Peter, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Mary Lowndes (1857-1929) was the daughter of Canon Richard Lowndes, vicar of Sturminster Newton, Dorset. She studied at the Slade School of Art (1883-86) and then worked with Henry Holiday, preparing cartoons for stained glass. She gained practical experience of the craft at Britten & Gilson, where she was introduced to and became influenced by the work of Christopher Whall. She also designed for James Powell & Sons between 1887 and 1892. Later, with Britten & Gilson’s former head glazier, Alfred  J Drury, she established Lowndes & Drury as a facility for independent glass artists. She was also active in the Women’s Suffrage movement.

Source: The Artists of the Glass House by Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack, The Journal of Stained Glass, Volume XLI, 2017.

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