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size: 300 cm (height) [approx]
artist: Amber Hiscott

Llandovery College, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
east wall of the College Chapel

Given by the Llysdinam Charitable Trust in memory of Brigadier Sir Michael Venables-Llewelyn, Bart., a trustee of the College, and dedicated 13 October 1991.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 13-12-2011


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 259.

Maurice Broady, 'Stained Glass Design in Wales' Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, vol. 6 (new series) (2000), 164.


User contributed comments

My daughter has just joined Llandovery College and I have been admiring your beautiful stained glass window there. I wonder if you could explain the symbolism and thinking that inspired your creation. Hope to hear from you soon as I am curious by nature. Mairead
Submitted by: Mairead Matthews (2015-04-22 21:51:46)

Really glad you enjoy the windows.
The Venables-Llewelyn family wished the artwork to celebrate their long connection with the college but without using heraldry or figuration.
I etched very transparent French mouth-blown glass which brilliantly colours and animates the view of trees beyond. As a youngster the natural world was a thrilling source of great power to me. I wanted to somehow invite the pupils to meditate and partake of that.
Another inspiration that creeps up on me subliminally is classical music. I play Radio Three like wallpaper.
Submitted by: Amber Hiscott (2015-04-24 09:47:57)
Editor's response: and thank you Amber for adding this information about your work.

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (accessed 16 October 2021)


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