Stained Glass Stories I

Stained Glass Stories I
WhenJune 5, 2023 at 10:30 - 11:30
WhereSt Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
Church Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 1DB

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Photo: Steve Case

These Gothic windows, how they wear me out” – Thomas Hardy (poet and architect) with Harry Clarke (artist)

It’s been said of the 1921 Art Deco window designed and made by Irish artist Harry Clarke: that “it is worth journeying to Sturminster solely for the purpose of seeing this work of art which is, quite simply, awe-inspiring”.

Harry Clarke’s favourite author was Thomas Hardy, who worked as church architect’s assistant and draughtsman for 16 years before he turned to full-time writing.

His work surveying, measuring and drawing up plans to restore churches coincided with the heyday of the 19th century Gothic Revival, which encompassed a revived interest in stained glass windows. When Hardy began writing poetry later in life, he drew upon his architectural experience.


 

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Stained Glass Stories I

Photo: Steve Case

These Gothic windows, how they wear me out” – Thomas Hardy (poet and architect) with Harry Clarke (artist)

It’s been said of the 1921 Art Deco window designed and made by Irish artist Harry Clarke: that “it is worth journeying to Sturminster solely for the purpose of seeing this work of art which is, quite simply, awe-inspiring”.

Harry Clarke’s favourite author was Thomas Hardy, who worked as church architect’s assistant and draughtsman for 16 years before he turned to full-time writing.

His work surveying, measuring and drawing up plans to restore churches coincided with the heyday of the 19th century Gothic Revival, which encompassed a revived interest in stained glass windows. When Hardy began writing poetry later in life, he drew upon his architectural experience.


 

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