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Jude Tarrant

I feel that it is important to quietly spend time in the building where the new window is to be situated, to get to know the way in which the light enters the space and how it affects the atmosphere. Other stained glass windows and works of art and architecture in the building need to be considered where present, and respected in the design, also the requirements of the commissioning body. This could mean discussions with an individual customer as sponsor, or an architect, or parish priest, or involving the wider community.

I have also worked closely in consultation with school staff and pupils on some projects, incorporating the design ideas and actual artwork of the children as stained glass.

The strong structural element of the supporting lead and steel matrix becomes a major part of the design elements of my work, balanced by fluid painted line and vibrant colour of antique stained glass. I often make use of extensive aciding of flashed glass to achieve a rich depth of colour graduation and to harmonise colour shifts across the window.


‘Remembrance’ - West window, St Johns School Chapel, Surrey

I prefer working with the traditional processes of painting on to antique glass with kiln fired oxide pigments, including screen printing and acid etching or sand-blasting where the design calls for it, and I do all of the cartooning, glass selection and painting, firing and aciding myself. Larger works require some teamwork in glass cutting or leading up and fitting windows.

St Colman’s Church, Hampshire ~ Union Catholic Mothers Anniversary window

‘Baptism’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

‘Eucharist’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

St John’s School Chapel Surrey ~ ‘The Eagle of Saint John’

St Finian’s School Berkshire ~ ‘Resurrection’ & ‘Creation’ windows

St Paul’s Church, Hampshire ~ Life of St Paul, entrance windows

St Colman’s Church, Hampshire ~ St Therese of Lisieux window, Chancel

‘Transfiguration’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

‘Proclamation of the Kingdom’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

Heraldic windows~ Flowton Priory, Hertfordshire

‘Marriage at Cana’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

Gilbert White Memorial, St Mary’s Church, Selborne

‘Trinity’~ St Colman’s Rosary windows, Nave

‘Higgins Memorial’~ St Colman’s Church, Porch windows

 Military Police windows ~ Southwick Park, Hampshire

Harrow Martyrs ~ Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury

Faith / worship windows ~ various

Domestic / exhibition windows ~ various

St Aldhelm windows ~ St Aldhelm’s Chapel, Lytchett Heath, Dorset

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School windows~ various

WW1 Remembrance ~ West Window, St John’s School Chapel, Leatherhead

Psalm 24 Verse 1, ‘The earth is the Lord’s’ ~ All Saints Church, Denmead

‘Life of Saint Paul’ entrance windows, St Paul’s Church, Paulsgrove

St Walburga’s Catholic School ~ Bournemouth, Dorset

‘Four Seasons’ ~ St Nicholas’s Church, Longparish

Blue Man of the Sea ~ Spice Island, Old Portsmouth, private commission

Psalm 24 Verse 1 ~ All Saints Anglican Church

Sunlight streaming through the colourful window at  Denmead, ‘The Earth is the Lord’s’

Armistice Windows ~ Gosport War Memorial Hospital

World Wars Memorial

~ St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Hawkley

Steam Railways and rolling stock


Royal School ~ HM Queen’s 90th Birthday & School 175 th anniversary

‘Road to Emmaus’ ~ Church of Our Lady, Fleet, Hampshire