Welcome to the BSMGP website
About stained glass
Stained glass is the art of manipulating coloured light within an architectural context. The use of glass in modulating light is a fundamental element in establishing the atmosphere and mood of buildings old and new. It is a technical art form in which the expressive elements of design are combined with the disciplines of a craft. The history of the medium of stained glass is one of continual innovation based on ancient tradition, exploring new approaches to the raw materials of coloured glass, lead and light. Britain has a rich heritage of stained glass from the Middle Ages to the present day, and British designers and craftsmen continue to make a distinctive contribution to its evolution.
About the BSMGP
The British Society of Master Glass Painters, founded in 1921, is Britain's only organization devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass. From the outset, its chief objectives have been to promote and encourage high standards in the art and craft of stained glass painting and staining, to act as a locus for the exchange of information and ideas within the stained glass craft and to preserve the invaluable stained glass heritage of Britain.
Registered in England and Wales 173764
BSMGP Trust Charity Number 1145169
Registered office: 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR
Autumn Lecture: Friday 7 October Ann Sotheran FMGP 'Stammers and Harvey - modern glass painters of York’ Details
New Year Dinner: Friday 13 January Steve Clare FMGP 'A life on the boards - stained glass stand-up' Details
New issue: vol XXXIX - coming soon.