By Maurice Broady
This book tells the story of Wales' first stained glass firm, Celtic Studios of Swansea. Its genesis was in the partnership of cousins Howard Martin and Hubert Thomas from Morriston in Swansea. After the war, they opened Celtic Studios in the heart of Swansea with Martin as chief designer and Thomas as studio director. For over forty years, they produced a steady output of stained glass windows for churches in Wales and England, but also further afield, most notably in Canada.
The eventual decline of the Studios is set in the narrative against the innovative development of architectural glass which Howard Martin led at Swansea College of Art. Today Swansea is recognised as an international centre for architectural glass - a vision fulfilled.
Maurice Broady (1926-2010) published and lectured widely on Welsh architectural glass before his death in 2010. This his most ambitious work has been edited for publication by Elspeth Broady and Alun Adams and is beautifully illustrated throughout in black and white with 20 pages of full colour in the centrespread.
164 pages, hardback
Welsh School of Glass
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