Last year, this Rose Window Exhibit was in the main gallery at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario. We are so happy to have the Rose Window Show come to Hamilton!!
Rose windows have been adorning cathedrals for centuries. The art of stained glass peaked during the Middle Ages in Europe. These colourful windows were used to educate and preach in churches and cathedrals by illustrating passages from the Bible. Rose window designs have fascinated glass artists from the medieval period to today and have followed architectural trends through history.
The four artists, Teresa Seaton, John Highley, Siobhan Lynch and Joe Speck have revisited and reimagined the Rose Window in contemporary terms and various glass approaches including stained glass, fused glass and mosaic glass. They have created a vibrant and intriguing display celebrating light, colour and form.
Taken from an excerpt written by:
Denis Longchamps, Curator
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery